Mum and baby with health professional smilingOur Children’s services in Bradford provide a streamlined service for children from 0-19 years. We work closely with other services such as midwifery, child and adolescent mental health services, schools, children’s centres, GP’s and other organisations in your community.

We have include a safeguarding team, our school nurses, who strive to help children and young people get the best out of life and benefit fully from education, and our health visiting service which is available to all new families and has expertise in child health and development.

Our Children in Care team works closely with social care to help children and young people aged 0-18 who are looked after. Our Children Leaving Care team works with social care to look after the needs of Bradford children and young people aged 16-25 who have been looked after or have presented as homeless/unaccompanied asylum seekers. We also have a Youth Justice team who look after and promote the health needs of children and young people who are involved in the criminal justice system.

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Healthcare professionals – 0-19

If you are a healthcare professional, looking for information about the integrated 0-19 children’s service, working alongside Bradford Council’s Prevention and Early Help in the Family Hubs, please see the area for Healthcare Professionals 0-19.

New 24/7 online resource for families

Better lives, healthy futures website homepageA new website is now available to provide 24/7 help and advice for expectant parents and families caring for babies or small children. Better lives, healthy futures has been developed with input from specialist clinical leads and people using our Family Health services, it offers a wide range of advice and guidance, together with links to other trusted information sites. Emergency and out-of-hours contact numbers are also detailed.

Resources include what to expect on the six important contacts families have with our Health Visiting service together with lots of useful information and advice on topics such as caring for a crying baby, a baby’s development, feeding, mental health, immunisations, safe sleep and oral health.

The first phase of the website is focused on supporting people with children in the 0-4 age group, but content is now being developed to meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 19, and the people caring for them.

Visit the website here

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