The health visiting service is part of the 0-19 nursing team who work with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age and their families.
If at any time you have any queries concerning your child’s progress or would like to talk to a health professional, please contact our Advice Line for support, information and advice on parenting and infant feeding.
For help with feeding your baby including breastfeeding tips, advice and support available, please visit our infant feeding webpage.
You can find out about resources, support and changes to our services on our Covid-19 update page.
You may also find these pages helpful:
- 10-14 day new birth visit
- 6-8 week review
- 10-12 month review
- 2 year review (at 27 months)
- Infant feeding including breastfeeding
- Introducing family foods
- Sleep and your baby
Health visitors are registered nurses who have completed additional specialist training in public health.
We work in partnership with general practitioners, midwives, 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.
Our health visiting service will contact you at :
- 28 weeks antenatal contact
- 10-14 days new birth visit
- 6-8 week health review
- 9-12 month health review
- 27 months health review
Your health visitor may discuss these national terms below to describe the service we offer:
Community support – your community has a range of services including Family Centres and some voluntary and community-led services. Our health visiting team will help ensure you know about these services so you have access to a wide range of support when you become a parent
Universal services for all families – your local health visiting team provides the national ‘Healthy Child Programme’ to ensure a healthy start for your children and family. The 0-19 team offers help and advice on a range of topics, such as infant feeding, growth and development, introducing family foods and childhood immunisations. They will also provide parenting support and access to other community services.
Universal plus services for families needing greater support – if you or your family need specific expert help, our 0-19 team will be able to signpost you to specialist services or offer additional support such parent/infant mental health services, including baby massage.
Universal partnership plus services for families dealing with more complex issues that need coordinated support from different services and organisations – we can provide ongoing support and access to a range of local services that will work with you to deal with more complex issues over a period of time. These include children's services and other community services including charities and voluntary organisations, such as Home Start.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
- For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2)
- For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
- Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
- Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS
- 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 seven working days.