The Healthy Child Service
The Healthy Child Service is part of the child and family health promotion programme for children aged 0-19 years and their families. Some of the services within it are for all children, such as health visiting. Some are targeted to those most in need, such as vulnerable families and children and young people with emotional health and drug and alcohol problems.
The service is most focused on children under five as evidence shows that helping children with their early years development, school readiness and emotional wellbeing gives them the best chance in life. Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 5 years will have a named Health Visitor.
- Healthy Child Service for children 0-6 years old
Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 5 will have a named Health Visitor. Parents and carers can contact their local 0-6 Healthy Child Service (Health Visiting Team) directly for information by calling 03003 030 916. Professionals can also contact the service by calling the same number.
- Healthy Child Service for children and young people 6-19 years old
The healthy child programme for older children is aimed at those children who:
- need safeguarding support
- need support for emotional wellbeing and resilience and, alongside other local services, in reducing risk taking in young people
- are in care
Parents, carers and young people themselves can access the service for support and information by calling on 03003 030 916