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  your initial contact with the Health Visiting team will be made by telephone to arrange a home visit for your new birth assessment.

All other assessments will be offered as either a telephone contact or video consultation at present .  Dependent on assessed clinical / support need a member of the health visiting team may offer you an appointment based clinic appointment at a community venue.  

We are working hard to offer our service within the current NHS COVID guidelines which may differ from those within the general public.

Staff will continue to wear full PPE when they have face to face contact with you and we continue to require you to wear a face mask during these contacts.

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

Your Child's Health

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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:

For feeding support and advice, please go to: 

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 Luton & Bedfordshire Health Hub number found below. 

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 - call Health HUB on 0300 555 0606, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (excl Bank Holidays) or email:

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 new-born to five. 

DadPad - download the app today for useful advice on caring for your new baby as well as looking afterDadPad Logo yourself and the family. 

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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 BookletPDF6.27 MB02 Jan, 2020 Download
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