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:
- The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which was set up to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. They produce evidence based advice and guidance for health and social care practitioners, develop quality standards and produce performance outcomes for service providers. They also offer a series of information services for health and social care.
- Department of Health
- Institute of Health Visiting (IHV)
- The Breastfeeding Network
- British National Formulary (BNF)
- Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
- NHS Inform (Scotland)
- NHS Wales
- Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional conduct
- Child and Maternal Health Observatory.(CHIMAT) Investing in children’s services for a fairer future.
- Service Vision for Health Visiting in England CPHVA (2010)
- NSPCC- 1001 critical days
- Public Health England- Best start in life and beyond: Improving public health outcomes for children, young people and families (2018)
- Using the UK WHO 0-4 years growth chart (2009)
The information they produce is relevant to:-
- Healthcare professionals
- Providers and commissioners of children’s services
- Parents, carers and children with relevant conditions
- Solihull Approach to Parenting
- Prolonged Infant Crying Study
- ICON- programme providing information about infant crying and how to cope
Father and partner information
- UNICEF-Baby friendly in the community
- LaLeche support
- Off to the best start leaflet
- First Steps Nutrition
Information on making up formula feeds and the different types of formula milk available.
- Infant milks in the UK: A practical guide for health professionals
- Making up infant formula safely: A guide for health workers and families
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
Lesbian,Gay,Bi and Transgender
Local Authority Councils
National Screening Tests
Finding a pre-school/nursery
Links to safeguarding information and requirements for everyone.
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 BASIS. Here you will find more supportive articles
- Institute of Health Visitors- Promoting a healthy sleep routine
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 The Local Offer. For more information access your local authority website.
Advise and support for siblings of children with SEND
Speech, language and communication needs
Introducing solid foods
You can find lots of information on introducing solid foods in our Baby’s Next Steps video.
- NHS Start 4 Life- Weaning
- GOV.UK- Physical activity guidelines
Information to support staff and families with regard to the prevention of accidents.