0-19 Children's Service - Luton

To all Parents and Service Users.

We are currently working with a reduced level of staff in the 0-19 Health Visiting team (Luton, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust).  We are working very hard to recruit to this service.

However we have had to take some immediate steps which will result in some changes in the way we deliver the Healthy Child Programme to you.

We have been working with other organisations to ensure your family is well supported.

We want to assure you that we are still available to support you and you can contact us by either

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

All parents/carers of new babies will be sent a text message at 5 weeks, in which we recommend parents/ carers then book their routine 6-8 week appointment and immunisations with their GP and to attend their local child health clinic for health visiting advice and support

Like us on FacebookThe 0-19 Service is delivered by health visiting, school nursing and infant feeding teams.

Our infant feeding team is proud to be accredited with the prestigious UNICEF baby friendly award.  The award recognises our work promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Read our press release here.

The 0-19 service is offered to all children aged under 19 who are registered with a Luton GP or attend school in Luton plus 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.

See our service leaflets at the bottom of this page.

The Service is provided in a variety of settings including:

  • Client’s homes
  • GP surgeries
  • Children’s Centres
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Community Health Services

The Healthy Child Programme

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 by day 14
  • 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

Contact us:
0-19 Children's Services
Tel:  0333 405 0087/90

0 - 19 Service Leaflets

Infant Feeding, Breastfeeding Service, School Nursing Service

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Walk in Clinics - Feb 2018 A5PDF19.91 KB25 Apr, 2018 Download
0383 - Breastfeeding Support Worker TeamPDF1018.25 KB21 Sep, 2015 Download
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0642 - Introduction to School Nursing Service - July 2019PDF3.06 MB13 Aug, 2019 Download
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