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.
York's Healthy Child Service delivers information, advice and support for children and parents and of children 0 - 19 years old.
The Healthy Child Service incorporates York's Health Visiting and School Nursing Services and works with families, young people and children up to the age of 19. The team works across the city covering the North, East and West of York from three locality bases.
You can find out more about the teams and the services they offer by expanding the below.
Contact York Healthy Child Service on 01904 555475.
We also have a duty of care and 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.
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.
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, behavior and development needs, such as child safety, sleep, speech and language, tantrums, healthy eating and toilet training.
We only share information with those who need to know and will discuss this with you beforehand. We share contact details and information regularly with GPs, Midwives, Children’s Centre’s, and school health. Occasionally we will share relevant information with social services however whenever possible this will be discussed beforehand.
There may be special circumstances when it is necessary to share information without your permission (If we believe you or your child is at risk of harm).
We would love to hear from you with comments/suggestions about developing or improving our service. Please discuss with your health visitor team or speak to a manager on 01904 555475 or visit healthy child service survey link