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Health Visitors

  • Health Visitors work with families to improve health outcomes, and provide expert information, assessment and intervention for babies, children and families.

About the service

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have an additional degree or post-graduate diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. They have had specialist training in child development and health promotion and can support families to prevent illness and to promote good health.

Our Health Visiting service sites within the Starting Well Partnership. The partnership has its own website full of resources and information for children, young people, parents and carers.

Visit the Starting Well Partnership website.

What we do

The team are supported by Community Staff Nurses and Community Nursery Nurses, who are highly trained practitioners in child development.

Together with Health Visitors, we deliver the universal elements of the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme for families with children aged 0-19 years and up to 25 years for those children and young people with special needs.

The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is a public health programme for children, young people, and families, focusing on early intervention and prevention including:

Health Visitor role infographic image Image of a family in the centre with symbols around the edge Child and family focused Safeguarding children and vulnerable families Identifying and managing childhood illnesses Immunisations/ screening Child development and school readiness Infant feeding support Referrals into other support and specialist interventions Parental health and wellbeing Healthy lifestyle promotion and accident prevention

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

All children should have access to the right services, at the right time, to make sure they can reach their full potential. We work together with other agencies to ensure that the right professionals are involved at the right time to meet the needs of you and your child. Find out more about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 

Contact details

Usually, the only times you will meet with a member of the team is at one of the visits listed above. However, the Health Visiting team is a totally parent led service and support is still available to help you and your family until your child reaches 5 years old.

If your child is under 5 years old and you can always call our Telephone Advisory Service (TAS) on: 01905 520 032, which is available Monday – Friday from 9am-1pm to discuss any concerns you may have and you can always call our 1 simple number on: 01905 520 032, to discuss any health and development concerns you may have regarding your child.

You can also email your local team using the details below: