Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. We are trained in child health and development and protecting children. We advise and support the health and wellbeing of babies, children to the age of five and their families. All families can expect a minimum number of contacts/visits as follows:
Before the birth of your child
Soon after the birth of your child
When your child is 6-8 weeks old
When your child is between 9-12 months
When your child is 24-30 months
When you move into a new area
We will review your child’s development at all these stage, and if you are being cared for by our family nurses, we will continue to offer partnership working you until your child is two years old.
All these contacts take place in your home, in the community or by talking to you via skype/telephone.