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

Children's 0-19 Services - NHS

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.

If a child or young person is not in a school setting, then they are still eligible for school nurse support (or if over 16, not in work or school)

Tel: 0300 1111022 option 4 for more information, or if the young person is aged over 12, they can text a school nurse ChatHealth for confidential advice and support for any health related issue (07507329600)


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:

Ages 5-11

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

• Reception Year:
Complete a health questionnaire
Assessment of the child’s hearing and vision
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:
Assessment of the child’s weight and height
• Year 6 to Year 7 Transition:
Complete another health questionnaire

Ages 12- 18

ChatHealth Text a school nurse for confidential advice and support for any health related issue (07507329600)


At this school ages, 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


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).

Pregnancy

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.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 19 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • Location-Specific
Referral route:
  • G.P or health referral
Last updated on:
17/07/2018
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