Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

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NYCC Healthy Child Team Information

The Healthy Child Service

The Healthy Child Service is part of the child and family health promotion programme for children aged 0-19 years and their families. Some of the services within it are for all children, such as health visiting. Some are targeted to those most in need, such as vulnerable families and children and young people with emotional health and drug and alcohol problems.

The service is most focused on children under five as evidence shows that helping children with their early years development, school readiness and emotional wellbeing gives them the best chance in life. Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 5 years will have a named Health Visitor.

  • Healthy Child Service for children 0-6 years old

Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 5 will have a named Health Visitor. Parents and carers can contact their local 0-6 Healthy Child Service (Health Visiting Team) directly for information by calling 03003 030 916. Professionals can also contact the service by calling the same number.

  • Healthy Child Service for children and young people 6-19 years old

The healthy child programme for older children is aimed at those children who:

  • need safeguarding support
  • need support for emotional wellbeing and resilience and, alongside other local services, in reducing risk taking in young people
  • are in care

Parents, carers and young people themselves can access the service for support and information by calling on 03003 030 916


Vision/ Hearing / Bowel and bladder control


Eye Tests

  • NHS information on eye tests for children


  • Find an optician in your area

Find an optician - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

  • Public Health England information for parents leaflet on the importance of having their child’s vision regular checked

vision_screening_parent_leaflet.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)



  • NHS information on hearing tests for children

Hearing tests for children - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

  • Hearit.org

Testing children's hearing – how to test children’s hearing? (hear-it.org)

  • National deaf children’s society

National Deaf Children's Society | supporting deaf children (ndcs.org.uk)


Bowel and bladder control (day and night time wetting)

  • NHS information on bedwetting

Bedwetting in children - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

  • The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity


  • Great Osmond Street Hospital

Urinary incontinence | Great Ormond Street Hospital (gosh.nhs.uk)

  • Bladder and Bowel UK

Resources For Bladder and Bowel Problems in Children - BBUK




Scarborough and Ryedale area, Sleep clinics for families of children age 12 months upwards:

    • Assessing why sleep issues are happening
    • Suggesting strategies to try
    • Developing a tailored sleep programme
    • Ongoing support available for up to five weeks

Contact: Claire Earley on claire@thesleepcharity.org.uk or call 07568 052300