Children and young people's occupational therapy service

About us

Health visitors are qualified registered nurses who have undertaken further training to degree level in child health, public health and health promotion.

We work in the community, in family centres and in families’ own homes to promote health and wellbeing and to support families with all aspects of bringing up a child.

About us

We offer the same services to all the families with children under school age, with more targeted and tailored support for those who need it. We work with parents who are pregnant or who already have children under the age of five years in the household. We are available to offer support or answer queries on:

  • How to take care of yourself and your family
  • How to encourage your child to develop and grow
  • How to keep your child safe
  • The support available for parents and carers

We offer families a programme of screening tests, immunisations, developmental reviews, information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices. We ensure that children’s health needs are assessed as part of the healthy child programme, a national framework, based on best evidence, to promote and protect the health of children as they grow. 

The health visiting team consists of:

  • A team lead who also works as a health visitor. She manages the day-to-day running of the service and supports staff with their training and development.
  • Health visitors who are qualified registered nurses and have undertaken further training to a degree level in child health, public health and health promotions.
  • A community staff nurse, a qualified nurse who specialises in working with and supporting families with children.
  • A community nursery nurse who has training and skills to advise you about all aspects of baby and child management and behaviour.
  • A team administrator, who ensures the smooth running of the health visiting team, arranges appointments and other admin tasks and may well be the person who answers the phone when you call.

Details of your local health visiting team will be in your red book but if this is not to hand or you are new to the area, you can find their number on our contact us page

About us

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