NHFT's countywide Children's 0-19 Service brings together health visitors and school nurses to deliver the Government's Healthy Child Programme.
The Healthy Child Programme sets out a range of public health interventions to build healthy communities for families and children. It offers every family an evidence-base programme of interventions, including screening tests, immunisations, developmental reviews, and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices. It also outlines all services that children and families need to receive if they are to achieve their optimum health and wellbeing.
Health visitors and school nurses are classed as specialist public health nurses (SCPHN). Health visitors run the Healthy Child Programme for children aged 0-5 years. School nurses run it for children aged 5-19 years.
Visit the Children's Resource Hub for tips and advice about every stage. It aims to provide information (both local and national) that will be useful to you and to your family.
Contact the Children's 0-19 Service
Phone: 0800 170 7055, option 4 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)
Breastfeeding Helpline: 077951 10109 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm)
ChatHealth: 11-19 year-olds can text a school nurse on 07507 329 600 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)
Social Media: Like the NHFT Health Visitors' Facebook Page
0-19 Live Online Chat - Visit the Children’s 0-19 Services page, and click the orange button on the bottom-right.
Submit a Referral - Complete the online form here.