This section will provide health professionals with extended information and resources regarding a range of subjects to assist with best quality care for children and families.

The information is taken from a range of professional agencies including:

Information they produce is relevant to:-

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Providers and commissioners of children’s services
  • Parents, carers and children with relevant conditions

Behaviour


Father and partner information


Breastfeeding


Formula feeding

Information on making up formula feeds and the different types of formula milk available.


Maternal mental health

In this section, you will find resources that offer support and advice to parents who are suffering with baby blues and post-natal depression.


Newborn Hearing screening


Immunisations


Lesbian,Gay,Bi and Transgender


Local Authority Councils


National Screening Tests


Finding a pre-school/nursery


Safeguarding

Links to safeguarding information and requirements for everyone.


Safe sleep

Promoting safe sleep with parents/carers is crucial. Within the main sections of the website, you will find links to the Lullaby Trust, Little Lullaby Trust (for younger parents by younger parents) and ISIS. Here you will find more supportive articles


Speech and language therapy services


Services for children with special needs and disabilities (SEND)

Find information for children and young people with SEND all in one place. This is known as Leicestershire’s Local Offer. For more information:-


Specialist Teaching Services (county) 

Autism Outreach Service

Providing advice and support to children, families and education establishments across Leicestershire for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis aged 0–19 years.

Early Years SEN Inclusion Service

A team of specialist teachers, SENCOs and practitioners working to support Leicestershire children from birth until their entry into school who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Hearing Support Service

Provides teaching, audiological and advisory support to all children and young people in Leicestershire who have a permanent hearing loss, from the time of identification until they leave school.


Speech, language and communication needs


Physical Disabilities Support Service

Support for children and young people with physical disabilities or complex medical needs in mainstream schools.


Weaning


Physical Activity


Safety

Information to support staff and families with regard to the prevention of accidents.