Children and Family Health Surrey’s health visitors and school nurses are part of the 0-19 nursing team who work with children and young people 19 years (up to 25 for young people with additional needs) and their families.
Health visitors and school nurses are registered nurses who have completed additional specialist training in public health or school nursing.
Each 0-19 team comprises health visitors, school and immunisation nurses, child and adolescent mental health community nurses, staff nurses, community nursery nurses and admin support. They work from a variety of settings, including child health drop- ins (which may be held in children's centres), homes and schools.
We work in partnership with general practitioners, midwives, children's centres, nurseries, schools, and voluntary organisations. The teams also support families in which there are additional health, emotional or social needs and work closely with Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Board to help protect children across Surrey.
The 0-19 teams work with families to identify any health needs early on and to give support with parenting and health advice. You will be contacted by the health visiting service at antenatal contact and support will continue when your child goes to school, when our school nurses will become your main service for support with parenting and health matters.
Children’s centres in your local community offer advice and support for families. We work in partnership with children's centres to provide services including: breastfeeding support, and information about nutrition and healthy lifestyles from pregnancy and beyond.
If at any time you have any queries concerning your child’s progress, please contact us on our health visiting team advice line or come along to one of our child health drop-ins where we would be happy to discuss any aspect of health and well-being for you and your family.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.
- For advice or questions about your child's health
- 2 year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS
- Hearing concerns
Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us. Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.