Welcome to Starting Well Worcestershire
What is Starting Well?
Our Starting Well in Worcestershire service brings together teams of staff who provide help and support to children, young people and families. The service will provide support to expectant mums, to new born babies, to school aged children and teenagers and will work to encourage development and progress.
We place children, young people and families first, delivering safe high quality services that empower and enable children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.
Our aim is to respect and recognise each infant, child and young person as unique individuals whose best interests must be paramount, whilst considering their physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs, as well as those of their families. We will deliver this through universal provision and targeted support to improve life chances and reduce health inequalities.
Our Health Visitors will be part of our new Starting Well in Worcestershire service. We will provide antenatal visits along with support throughout a child’s development up to 2 and a half years.
School Health Nursing
Each local school will have a named school health nurse who can provide help and support to children, young people and families. They will also run drop in sessions in those areas of higher need.
Through the Starting Well in Worcestershire service we will continue supporting new mums to initiate and then continue breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding helps give babies the best start in life and we will continue to work to the UNICEF’s Baby Friendly accreditation which were granted in 2014.