Factsheet: Continence mythbuster

This factsheet busts some of the myths about assessment of continence needs and the provision of continence products.

Myths busted in the factsheet include:

  • Children and young people are only entitled to a maximum of 4 continence products per 24 hours.
  • Continence services can refuse to provide a particular type of containment product, e.g. “we don’t provide pull-ups when children are toilet training”.
  • Continence assessments cannot take place at a child’s home
  • A child’s supply of continence products should be stopped if a family isn’t able to attend an appointment or reassessment
  • A child cannot be referred to the continence service for assessment and support until s/he has reached a certain age.