Luton 0-19 - HV Team

0-19 Children's Service - Luton

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Health Visiting service contacts have temporarily changed.  

At the present time initial contact with the Health Visiting team will be made by telephone and time will be spent completing a phone assessment.  

This week we have also commenced where possible, the use of video contacts with clients to support with the clinical assessment.  

In collaboration with our partners in the community, Flying Start Children Centres,  we will now be making contact with Mothers by phone at 6-8 weeks after your baby is born to discuss you and your baby’s wellbeing and to offer support.

Three new flyers have been brought out by the NHS, designed for new parents and parents to be. Check them out here:

What we do

The 0-19 Service is delivered by health visiting, school nursing and infant feeding teams.

The 0-19 service is offered to children aged 0-5 who live in Luton, and children aged 5-19 who attend a Luton school, college, or alternative education provider, as well as to their parents/guardians/carers. There is an open access referral system in place which includes self referrals.

The vision of the 0-19 Service is that all children will reach their full potential. We aim to contribute to this through delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in partnership with other agencies including children’s centres.

The service is provided in a variety of settings including:

  • Client’s homes
  • Children’s centres
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Community health services

The Healthy Child Programme is an early intervention and prevention public health programme which consists of interventions such as screening, health and development reviews, health promotion,  and advice to children, young people and their parents/guardians or carers.

The programme includes:

  • Antenatal contacts
  • New birth visits
  • 6-8 week maternal mental health assessments
  • 1 year development assessments
  • 2 year development assessment
  • School entry reviews
  • National Child Measurement Programme
  • Universal health promotion
  • Advice, signposting and referrals to other agencies
  • Progressive packages of care

Antenatal and newborn services

All antenatal clients will be contacted within 28-36 weeks of their pregnancy.

We recommend viewing the bumps to babes videos, to access these please go to:  www.flyingstartluton.com

For feeding support and advice, please go to:  www.flyingstartluton.com 

All parents/carers are recommended  to book their routine 6-8 week appointment and immunisations with their GP and for health visiting advice and support text Parentline 07507 331886 or telephone the duty health visiting line 0333 405 0087 

Information and help on a variety of health related issues about your child/children can also be found here. Health Advice

Also take a look at our infant feeding page here. 

How to contact our service

Clients and professionals can call our duty advice line on 0333 405 0087, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. 

Client contact only text Parentline 07507 331886

Leaflets and additional information

Infant feeding, breastfeeding service, school nursing service

Hungry Little Minds - Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five. 

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
Feeding leaflet - LUTONPDF1.75 MB10 Aug, 2020 Download
Feeding Leaflet - BEDFORDPDF1.77 MB10 Aug, 2020 Download
Breastfeeding after returning to work or study (Start4Life)PDF4.99 MB06 Feb, 2020 Download
Off to the best start leaflet (Start4Life)PDF3.68 MB06 Feb, 2020 Download
Building a happy baby, a guide for parents (UNICEF)PDF1.89 MB06 Feb, 2020 Download
Caring for your baby at night (UNICEF)PDF598.88 KB06 Feb, 2020 Download
Early Days Baby Feeding BookletPDF8.50 MB02 Jan, 2020 Download
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