Potty and toilet training

Children with additional needs may need more support with toilet or potty training.

Who to speak to for support 

For help toilet or potty training your child, you can contact the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service.  
You can also contact ERIC, the Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity. They have a free helpline and offer family webinars. 
Your GP or health visitor can also provide guidance.  

Toilet or potty training a child with additional needs

ERIC offers resources and information about potty training children with additional needs. This includes advice for specific needs such as autism and Down’s Syndrome.  
National Autistic Society also have a toileting guide for parents and carers.

Local support 
The way your child learns to use the toilet may be linked to their specific need. It can help to speak to local parents and support groups who may be able to share their experiences or offer tips.

Find local support