Every family with a child under the age of five in Salford has access to a health visitor and their team as part of the healthy child programme.
Your named health visitor, or a member of the team, will undertake expert health assessments, give advice and provide support and interventions for babies, children and families.
Our aim is to support and guide you through the early years of your parenting journey and help you develop a close and loving relationship with your child.
We may arrange to visit you at home or in one of the community venues such as health centres and children’s centres and we will work closely with your GP, midwife, hospitals, schools and voluntary services.
We follow the National Healthy Child Programme, which is a plan to help give children the best start in life. We therefore offer support to pregnant women from the 28th week of pregnancy and to families with children below school age.
This support can be provided face to face, on the telephone, using video consultations or in one of the healthy child clinics which are held across Salford in a variety of venues where health visitors and community nursery nurses can provide you with support in relation to:
We are also able prescribe treatments for common childhood ailments such as thrush, nappy rash and dry skin.
We provide on-going support and play a key role in bringing together relevant local services to help families with continuing complex needs, for example where a child has a long-term condition. Also families with issues such as safeguarding of children, looked after children and domestic abuse will be supported.
Please contact your health visitor for further information.
We help families with young children under the age of five.
Your health visitor will give you help, support and advice about healthier lifestyles and improving your child's physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
We're involved in multi-agency meetings that plan services for children who have developmental difficulties. These difficulties may be to do with their learning, communication or physical skills.
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Call your local health visiting team on the numbers below, Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
Outside these hours please call your own GP out of hours service or visit NHS website or telephone the NHS 111 service on 111 for non-emergencies. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
In an emergency telephone 999.
If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child, it is very important that you contact Salford City Council Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500 from 8.30am to 4.30pm. If you need to speak to somebody about your concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 794 8888.
Telephone: 0161 206 3819
Telephone: 0161 206 6081
Telephone: 0161 793 3875
Telephone: 0161 206 2085