Our Services A-Z

Children's Nursing Service

Our Children's Nursing Service consists of the following different services:


Leeds Children’s Nursing and Butterfly Team 

The Leeds Children’s Nursing and Butterfly team provides a service for babies and children aged 0 -18 years. We provide a range of nursing care to enable them to remain in their own homes, as well as follow up for children and babies who have had complex or day surgery.

The team works with other professionals to ensure the needs of the children and families are met, this includes our play worker and other team members who work with children who have life-limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

Our service aims to enable smooth transition from home to hospital and hospital to home, working to provide support, advice, knowledge and skills to empower patients.

Children are referred to our care from hospital, their GP, social care, child development centres or through self-referral for some of the following reasons:

Hannah House

Hannah House is a purpose built self-contained residential facility providing planned or emergency short break care for children with complex health needs.

Hannah House is accessible to children and young people aged 0 – 19 years, who meet the criteria, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our vision is to provide a ‘home from home’ style short break offering new opportunities for the child or young person whilst supporting their parents. We provide a positive and rewarding experience for children and their families where children can be safely cared for by our skilled team and have fun during their time there.

During their stay, children can take part in a range of activities including our multi-sensory room, music therapy, arts and crafts and outings to places such as local parks, the cinema and tenpin bowling.

Leeds Children’s Continuing Care team (LCCCT)

LCCCT provides a package of care to children or young people up to their 18th birthday with multiple, complex and enduring health care needs due to disability, accident, life limiting or sudden illness. We also provide palliative / terminal care for children at home.

We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide most of our care in the home environment. The team consists of a mix of professionals including children’s and learning disability nurses and support staff.

Leeds Children’s Health Short Breaks team

Leeds Children’s Health Short Breaks team provides care to children with complex and health needs up to their 19th birthday.

The team consists of a mix of professionals including children’s and learning disability nurses and support staff who offer a specific number of hours to support families within their own homes.

Our LCCCT and short breaks teams share the same objectives to build effective relationships with the child and family so that everyone benefits from the sessions offered and to ensure that children are receiving a consistent high standard care

 The Inclusion Nursing team

The Inclusion Nursing team consists of qualified nurses and health care support workers who work to promote the health and well-being of children and young people with special needs attending the Specialist Inclusion Centres.

We achieve this through working in partnership with children, young people, parents, carers, education and other professionals involved in their care.

Our key areas of focus are:

Children's Community Nursing teams also provide training - see the documents below:  


-Training offer

-Process chart

-Request form and guidance

-Identification of intervention and parental consent form


If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.