Health Visitors support all children and young people including those with additional health needs to achieve well throughout their lives by keeping them and their families central to care when providing early help and support.
Health visitors are supported by a team of nurses and support staff that are skilled in identifying health problems early and in delivering key health messages to improve your child’s health and well-being
If your child’s needs are more complex your Health Visitor can play a key role in bringing together local services that can support you if your child and the family.
You will be given every opportunity to say what you would like from these services and a plan put together so that you know how the support will happen and the name of the person responsible.
Health visiting teams will always make sure that the service they offer to you and your child is accessible.
The Health Visitor can visit you at a time and at a venue that meets you and your child’s needs.
You may find it helpful to view the local offer site for further information about support and services in the area. ‘Ask Ollie’ is the local offer that supports parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and young people with SEND themselves.
The link to Ask Ollie is: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/localoffer/
Ask Ollie is co-produced by Warrington Borough Council with local young people with SEND, parents and carers of children with SEND and SEND practitioners who support these families.
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Warrington – About our service
Our Warrington Children’s Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Department works with children and young people with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties from 0 – 16 years of age (0-19 if attending special schools).