Skip to content

Healthy child programme

The Healthy Child Programme offers every family a programme of:

  • screening
  • immunisations
  • developmental reviews
  • information
  • guidance

This is to help parenting and healthy choices to support optimum health and wellbeing. 

View information on the Health Child Programme

The 0-5 element of the Healthy Child Programme is led by health visiting services. The 5-19 element is led by school nursing services. 

These are the level of services health visitors and school nurses provide:

Your Community

Describes a range of health services for children, young people and families. (These include GP and community services.) Health visitors and school nurses will be involved in developing and providing these and making sure you know about them.


Your health visiting, and school nursing team provides the Healthy Child Programme. This is to ensure a healthy start for every child. This includes promoting good health through:

  • education
  • health checks
  • immunisations
  • identifying problems early


Provides a swift response from your health visiting and school nursing service when you need specific expert help. This might be identified through a health check, or through providing accessible services. This could include:

  • managing long term health issues and additional health needs
  • reassurance about a health worry
  • advice on sexual health
  • support for emotional wellbeing and mental health


This delivers ongoing support by your health visiting and school nursing service. This is as part of a range of local services, working together and with you and your family. They can help to deal with more complex problems over a longer time period.

Need help?

Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.

Your feedback is important to us

Help us improve our service