Our citywide teams offer a public health service to children aged 0-5 years and their families who are registered with a GP in Manchester.
We focus on achieving the five Every Child Matters Outcomes (be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being) for children through:
Health visiting teams usually consist of health visitors, community staff nurses, community nursery nurses and team assistants.
Our services include:
Feeding and weaning
Play and development
Home safety advice
Drugs and alcohol
Young Healthy Manchester www.younghealthymanchester.nhs.uk
Manchester City Council - Children's Services
NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk
Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk
Department of Education http://www.education.gov.uk
Healthy Child Programme: Pregnancy and the first five years
Health visitor implementation plan 2011-15: a call to action, February 2011
Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/5538/(as)/LAC/lac_2010_352.pdf - Care Quality Commission and Ofsted report from inspection in November 2010
Every family with a pre-school child 0 - 5 years old has access to a health visitor and their team.
All new births in the area are referred to the appropriate Health Visiting team. If you are new to the area, your GP may notify the Health Visiting team. Families can also self refer into the service at any time.
Who would be there for the children and their parents? Who could they turn to in their hour of need? It sounded like a job for…Health Visitors
If you're interested in joining our Health Visiting service visit our recruitment website to find out more www.familyviewing.org