0-19 Children's Health Service

Who we are

We work with children and their families as well as other partners such as maternity services, GPs, schools and social workers. 

Together we deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) along side others, to improve the health and well being of all children and young people from 0-19 years, their families and the wider population.

We also have specialist health visitors who work with our families and support other services such as our Child Development Service and Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) services. 

Please find further information on this page regarding our Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Service. For more information on our School Health service please follow this link

Want to make our service better?

We are also launching our Children’s Health Service 0-19 Parent Forums on the 16th October 2019 at The Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, E15 1EL. The parent forum has been developed to give you the opportunity to share your views on our Health Visiting, School Health and Family Nurse Partnership Teams. Please see more information here.

What we do

Health Visiting Service

Health visitors are nurses or midwives who have taken additional training to become specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). 

Our health visiting service, including our Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) team works with families from pregnancy until your child goes to school. We support parents to develop close and loving relationships with their babies, improving well-being for all. 

We offer support with:

  • Becoming a parent
  • Your emotional and maternal mental health
  • Feeding your family, including breastfeeding
  • Healthy weight, healthy nutrition, physical activity
  • Managing minor illnesses and reducing the chances your child will need to go to hospital
  • Getting your child ready for school.

Family Nurse Partnership

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme for first-time young mums who are 19 or under (at their last menstrual period) and their families. We start working with mothers before they are 28 weeks pregnant and support them to:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy
  • Improve their child's health and development
  • Plan for their futures and reach their goals and aspirations.

Perinatal Mental Health Team

  • The Perinatal Mental Health Team are health visitors who specialise in providing support for mothers at risk or experiencing perinatal mental health issues.
  • The team have additional training to support parents during this period and offer evidence based interventions, the team will also refer to a specialist if required.

Healthy Child Programme

The Healthy Child Programme aims to support health and well being for all families with children under 19. For more information visit the Healthy Child Programme website

Your child’s developmental reviews

You will be invited with your child to discuss their development at various stages including 6-8 weeks, around 1 year and 2-2.5 years. 

If you have any concerns about your child's growth, emotional and mental health, their physical development or cognition, or if you are concerned about your own well being as a parent, you can always speak to your health visitor. Please see below copies of our well baby clinic cards.

Well baby clinics - Joyce Campbell and Chargeable Lane

Well baby clinics - The Centre Manor Park and Shrewsbury

Well baby clinics - Royal Docks and Appleby

Well baby clinics - Lord Lister and Abbey Lane

Your health visiting team

We are teams of health care professionals, led by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, committed to supporting family, infant and young child health and well being. We work with our school health colleagues who will start looking after your child when they start school.

Additional information and helpful resources

Getting ready for your baby

If you are well prepared to be a parent, it will make the early days easier. Follow these links for information about mum’s health in pregnancy, the importance of close, loving relationships and how to feed and care for your baby.

Additional information and helpful resources

Welcoming your new baby

Babies need loving care and the best nutrition for their growing bodies and brains. There’s lots of reliable information here about feeding and caring for your new baby including safe sleep, immunisations and parental mental health and well being.

Additional information and helpful resources

Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding provides tailored nutrition for babies, as well as support for their immature immune system and lots of close contact to support brain development and emotional well being.  

Our team will support you however you feed your baby with information about all aspects of baby feeding including breastfeeding, bottle feeding and moving onto family foods at around 6 months.

Additional information and helpful resources

Your growing baby

Your baby needs healthy food, your love and attention. Find more information here about weaning, safety tips at home and outside, dental health, common childhood illnesses and activities to support your baby’s health.

Additional information and helpful resources

Your older baby

Find more information here about sharing books, ideas for simple activities to make sure your baby stays a healthy weight, healthy snacks, using a cup, accident prevention and using the toilet.

Additional information and helpful resources

Getting ready for school

As your little one becomes more independent, here is more information about healthy family meals, a love of books and healthy shared activities.

Additional information and helpful resources​

Contact Us

Please see below contact details for the different teams

Health Visiting

healthvisiting@newham.gov.uk

020 3373 9983

School Health

schoolhealth@newham.gov.uk

020 3373 3034 / 07970813937 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

FNP@newham.gov.uk

020 3373 9985

Your feedback

All feedback is appreciated and encouraged. Please let us know how we are doing, and help us to work together to improve the health of all children in Newham. To leave your feedback, please complete our survey.

0-19 Children's Health Service feedback survey​