Our Health Visiting teams work with our Children's Centres. We provide a range of services to help you and your family stay safe, happy and healthy.

We also work alongside other agencies such as:

  • GPs and midwives
  • school nurses
  • early years' settings
  • voluntary and community groups
  • other children's services such as social care

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives. They have specialist training and can offer to families with children aged 0 to 5 years:

  • support for the health and wellbeing of your whole family
  • antenatal visits
  • a visit after the midwife ends her care once your baby has arrived
  • support and advice until your child goes to school
  • advice on healthy choices, including breastfeeding, introducing solids and healthy eating
  • developmental reviews to ensure your child is reaching their full potential
  • advice on the childhood immunisation programme, which ensures your child is protected against disease and infection
  • information about difficulties, such as postnatal depression
  • support for your whole family into education, training, or work
  • advice and information on wider issues such as housing problems or domestic abuse 
  • help with specialist services to support additional needs, for example speech and language
  • support for you to feel confident in your parenting skills and to provide the best opportunities for your baby as their grow