Universal health services for children and young people in Solihull.
The Infant Feeding team provide information and support with issues around feeding your baby.
Health Visitors are experienced, specialist nurses who offer help, information, support and advice to families with pre-school children. Every new mother will receive a home visit from a health visitor after having a baby. After that, home visits will be offered as necessary.
Health Services specifically supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The Healthy Child Programme Service (0-19 years) integrates four areas in child health including:
- Health Visiting
- Infant Feeding Support
- Family Nurse Partnership (for teenage parents)
- School Nursing
The service is delivered by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The Health Visiting team offer five mandated health checks for all families in Solihull borough during pregnancy, 10-14 days after birth, 6-8 weeks after birth, 12 months old and 2 years old, identifying and responding to health needs including supporting families with children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Family Nurse Partnership
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive programme that supports first-time parents under 19 years from early pregnancy until their child is 2 years old.
School Nurses lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to school age children (5-19 years) in mainstream schools, academies and Pupil Referral Units in Solihull. The nurses measure heights and weights, conduct vision screening and health checks to all children at school entry, year 6 and year 9, responding to identified health needs.
There is a website specifically for primary aged children (aged 4-11years) and a site for teenagers at the following addresses:
Children’s website (aged 4-11years)
- Health for Kids - Information for young people aged 4 to 11 years old
- Health for Kids - Information for parents/carers
Sexual Health services (Umbrella)
Umbrella is a partnership, led by University Hospitals Birmingham, consisting of a number of community-based organisations, charities and health service providers, with the aim of improving the sexual health and wellbeing of the people of Birmingham and Solihull.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.