The Redbridge Universal Childrens Service (0 to 19 years) is responsible for delivering public health programmes and interventions to improve health outcomes for all parents, children, young people and their families.
- The teams work with local communities, the whole family, and individual children in different settings e.g. schools, homes and GP surgeries.
- Health Visitors and School Nurses lead and deliver the healthy child programme for 0-19 year olds, working predominantly with children, young people and their families.
- Health Visitors and School Nurses work closely with other health services including schools to ensure that the child’s needs are met
- They are skilled in identifying health problems or concerns early and ensure early support is provided
- They work in partnership with families and others to ensure that they meet their full potential.
- This service is aimed at all children 0-19 that live in Redbridge and for those attending a Redbridge school.
At 28 to 32 weeks into your pregnancy you will be contacted by the Health Visiting team.
0 to 5 Healthy Child Programme
New Birth Contact
Aimed at: All families with a newborn baby will receive a visit from Health Visitor/Community Staff Nurse between Days 10-14.
Age Range: Newborn Babies
1 year Developmental Review
This review is done by the Community Nursery Nurses or Health Visitors and will be completed between 9 & 11 months.
Aimed at: All children aged up to 1 year who reside in Redbridge
Age range: 9-11 months ideally before the child’s 1st birthday
2 to 2½ Year Developmental Review
This review which is done by Community Nursery Nurses and Health Visitors
Aimed at: This is currently being offered as a targeted service offer
Age range: 2 to 2½ year olds
Healthy Child Clinics
Families can attend these clinics to obtain support and advice about their children or themselves. Self referral, Midwives, GPs and other services. Health Visitors, Community Staff Nurses and Nursery Nurses are present at these clinics for advice and support.
Addresses and contact information for Redbridge Child Clinics.
The 5-19 Healthy Child Programme
This takes place at your child's school and includes height, weight, vision and hearing screening.
Aimed at: All children in Reception aged 4½ to 5 years.
Children who have failed the hearing test or referred by school or parent/carer who are concerned with a child’s hearing. This takes place at your child's school.
Aimed at: Any child aged 5 to 19 years who failed the 5+ Hearing screening or where a concern has been raised with a child’s hearing.
National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
Height and weight measured at your child's school. If identified as requiring follow up, this will be carried out by the skill mix team predominantly by the 0 to 19 Team.
Aimed at: Children in Reception (4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (10 to 11 years)
Care plans and protocols for children with medical needs
Individual health care plan is devised with the school, parent and child supported by the School Nurse. This takes place at your child's school.
Aimed at: All children aged 5 to 19 years attending a Redbridge School
School Drop In sessions
For children and young people
Aimed at: Offered to children aged 5 to 19 at all schools: weekly/bi monthly/half termly sessions
Enuresis-Bedtime wetting (Tier 1 Service only)
Support and referral to Enuresis clinic
Age range: 8+
School Nurses can refer on to other services to support young people with their emotional health and wellbeing. To access the service families can contact the school or the service directly or request other agencies to contact the service directly.
Where to go: This service is offered mainly at schools and clinics.
Advice and support
Support on various health issues e.g speech, development, nutrition etc.
Aimed at: All families that reside in Redbridge with children aged 0 to 19
Service runs from Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm. Support with various issues e.g Feeding, Sleep, Health and Development, minor illness, appointments and sign posting.
Aimed at: All families that reside in Redbridge
Age range: 0 to 19 years
Who to contact
Telephone for the Duty Desk
0300 300 1579 (option 1)