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Health visiting for children under 5 years during COVID 19

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Antenatal contacts

We are offering telephone reviews (and some home visits if assessed as essential) to parents expecting a baby. 

New birth contacts

We are offering home visits with screening of COVID 19 symptoms taking place before hand. If it is not possible to see a family face to face we are offering a telephone review. 

6-8 week reviews

We are contacting parents by phone 6-8 weeks postnatally to offer a telephone review of parental mood, and infant feeding and well being. 

1 and 2 year reviews

Parents of children approaching 12 months and 27 months of age are being contacted by letter to explain clinic appointments for these developmental reviews are not currently taking place. We are inviting parents to contact us on 0208 973 3490 if they wish to discuss their child's health, behaviour and development. Online resources to support development, and to help families manage challenges relating to COVID 19 are provided in the letter. 

Families moving into Hounslow area

Families are being contacted by letter to explain movement in clinic appointments are not currently taking place. We are inviting parents to contact us on 0208 973 3490 if they wish to discuss their child's health, behaviour and development. Online resources to support development, and to help families manage challenges relating to COCVID 19 are provided in the letter. 

Families requiring support to ensure their children's safety

The Health Visiting team will continue to offer telephone reviews to families and to work with other professionals involved. If visits are essential these will be offered subject to screening questions. If a visit can not be delayed and the family are self isolating the team can use Personal Protective Equipment to undertake a visit. We also have some clinic appointments available for essential face to face contacts, subject to screening questions beforehand.

Families and professionals can contact our duty team Monday to Friday 9-5 on 0208 973 3490.

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