Our healthy child team work with young people, children and families ensuring children are able to reach their full potential and have the best possible start in life.
We also work jointly with other groups, including schools, children’s services and children’s charities, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children so they are protected from significant harm.
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Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist training in public health for children, young people and families. Health visitor’s additional public health training enables them to effectively promote good health and prevent illness through assessing the health needs of individuals, families and the wider community.
Health visitors lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme for 0-5 year olds, offering support to all families in pregnancy and up to when children are aged 5. Health visitors provide a wide range of services to children and their families and can also refer to other services to support more specialist problems.
Child Health and Development qualified workers are part of the team working alongside the Health visitors and can support with a variety of child health, behaviour and development needs, such as child safety, sleep, speech and language, tantrums, healthy eating and toilet training.