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 is a team of Health Visitors (qualified specialist community public health nurses) working in partnership with community Nursery Nurses, Infant Feeding Specialists and other professionals who support families in Solihull.
The team help to empower parents and carers to make decisions that affect their family’s health and well-being. They provide expert information, developmental assessments and interventions for babies, children and families along the parenthood journey – from before your baby is born until 5 years of age. Their role is focused on improving the health outcomes for children, the local community, wider populations and to support reducing inequalities.
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.