Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Children's 0-19 Services (NHS)

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT), St Mary’s Hospital, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW
Telephone number:
03001111022 (option 4)
Email address:
Service description:
The Children's 0-19 Service deliver the Healthy Child Programme, which a planned series of public health interventions for children (and their families) from birth to the age of 19.

The programme is delivered by qualified health visitors and school nurses, who are supported by nursery nurses, youth workers, staff nurses, and support staff.

If a family is having significant difficulties, for example if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND), a medical condition, or perhaps there are concerns about the safely of the child, the 0-19 team will ensure the child is safe and getting the services they need.

You don’t need to contact the team to arrange these interventions, the team will contact you.

Pregnancy

Around the seventh month of pregnancy, expectant mothers will receive an appointment for a health visitor to come to their home. If there have been any difficulties during the pregnancy, the 0-19 team might work alongside other professionals to ensure the family receives all the support it needs.

If the mother under 18 years of age, they might be eligible for the Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP). For more information, please visit www.fnp.nhs.uk, email Northamptonshire.fnp@nhs.net, or call 01604 658830.

Ages 0-4

The 0-19 team offer all children an assessment of their health, growth, weight management, and physical development at the following times:

• 10-14 days
• 6-8 weeks
• Around 8 months
• Between 2 and 2.5 years

For specialist breastfeeding help, please contact the Breastfeeding Support Team by sending your name, address, email, phone number, and the baby’s date of birth to Northamptonshire.fnp@nhs.net, or phone 07795 110109.

Ages 5-11

At this stage, the 0-19 team offer all children the following assessments:

Reception Year: Complete a health questionnaire
Reception Year: Assessment of the child’s hearing and vision
Reception Year: Assessment of the child’s weight and height
Reception Year, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and Year 4: A flu vaccination is offered
Year 6: Another assessment of the child’s weight and height
Year 6 to Year 7 Transition: Complete another health questionnaire

Ages 12-16

At this stage, the 0-19 team offer all children and young people the following support:

• Confidential ‘drop-in’ sessions at secondary schools, with a school nurse
• Year 8: The HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine is offered to girls
• Year 10: The Men ACWY and DTP vaccinations are offered
• ChatHealth - text a school nurse for confidential advice and support for any health related issue (07507329600)

Ages 16-19

At this stage, the 0-19 team offer all young people the following support:

• Confidential ‘drop-in’ sessions at secondary schools, with a school nurse
• ChatHealth - text a school nurse for confidential advice and support for any health related issue (07507329600). Please note: Young people who’ve left school can still use this service

If a young person wants to speak to the 0-19 team or arrange an appointment (even if they are no longer in school), please contact 0300 1111 022 (option 4).
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 19 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age Of Child
  • Location
Referral route:
  • G.P or health referral
Last updated on:
22/09/2017
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