Healthy Child Services

Healthy Child Service

The Healthy Child Service is part of the child and family health promotion programme for children aged 0-19 years and their families.

Some of the services within it are for all children, such as health visiting. Some parts of the 6-19 service are targeted to those most in need, such as vulnerable families and children and young people with emotional health and drug and alcohol problems.

The service is most focused on children under six as evidence shows that helping children with their early years development, school readiness and emotional wellbeing gives them the best chance in life. Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 6 years will have a named Health Visitor