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Council Services:

Health visiting

Health Visitors are all trained nurses that have additional specialist qualifications in working with children and families to assess health needs.

Those needs can be physical, emotional and social and by early identification health visitors can signpost children and their family to the right services to get treatment, help and support so that the child is able to reach its potential.

Health visiting provides universal care to children and their family from the antenatal period until the child reaches the end of reception class (0-6years), this consists of:

  • antenatal education the delivery of five core contacts
  • antenatal birth visit, 6-8 week assessment, 8-12 months assessment and 2-2.5 year assessment

Health visiting can also offer help with:

Health visitors also identify and work with families in child protection to keep children safe.

You can contact your health visiting team by ringing 01522 308800 (please note the telephone number for Children’s Health will be changing from Monday 19th February to 01522 843000) or emailing

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Last updated: 8 January 2018

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