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Bladder and bowel problems in childhood and young people are very common. These problems include difficulties with toilet training, wetting and/or soiling and can affect up to 28% of all children and adolescents at any one time. Younger children are affected more often than older children, but problems can happen at any age. Parents or carers often feel as if their child is the only one suffering, as nobody talks about it. Professionals may not know what advice or support to give.

Bladder & Bowel UK offers advice and information on all bladder and bowel issues in children and young people including those with additional needs. We have a range of information leaflets and resources that will help parents, carers, professionals and schools cope with incontinence in children and young people.

0161 214 4591

National Confidential Bladder & Bowel UK helpline

We offer a range of training packages (see the section of our website for professionals). Also, we work in collaboration with the NHS, third sector organisations and the commercial sector to promote improvements in continence care across the UK. We are involved in projects with NHS England and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to improve continence services within the National agenda.

Our Specialist Children’s Nurses can provide support, advice and information

We can also suggest how to approach your child’s GP, health visitor, school nurse, or other healthcare professional for treatment if appropriate. They should be able to offer individual assessment and treatment or refer you to a specialist for this, if necessary.

We can be contacted on the National Confidential Bladder & Bowel UK helpline (0161 214 4591) or via email at If there is no one available to help you, please leave your contact details and we will get back to you. Although this may not be the same day.

Information Leaflets and Resources

Visit our Children and Young People Resources page.


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