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
- Health Protection Agency
- British National Formulary (BNF)
- Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
- NHS Choices
- 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)
- 1001 Critical days. APPG (2015)
- 1001 Critical days- The importance of the conception to age two period
- Using the UK WHO 0-4 years growth chart (2009)
Information they produce is relevant to:-
- Healthcare professionals
- Providers and commissioners of children’s services
- Parents, carers and children with relevant conditions
Father and partner information
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.
- NICE- Maternal Mental Health
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 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:-
- Leicestershire County Council- Special educational needs and disability
- Leicester City Council- Special educational needs
- Rutland County Council- Special educational needs
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.
- Leicestershire County Council- Autism outreach service
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).
- Leicestershire County Council- Early years SEN inclusion service
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.
- Leicestershire County Council- Hearing support service
Speech, language and communication needs
- Bercow report (2008) A Review of services for children and young people(0-19) with 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.
- Leicestershire County Council- Physical disabilities support service
Information to support staff and families with regard to the prevention of accidents.