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Services and advice for children and young people

From birth, after care in the community to hospital services, there is a wide range we have created to support the young generation.

The core needs of all children and young people have; they include screening, preventative and treatment health services provided by GPs, midwives, and health visitors, educational provision such as Early Years, Sure Start Children’s Centre’s and public schools. We call this Children’s Universal Health Services.

There are some specific services for particular groups of children, which we group as Children’s Targeted Health Services. This includes obesity management, some special needs educational support, some Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), parenting support and hospital health services.

Children’s Specialist Health Services are for children and young people with specialist, acute, complex or very high level needs.  They might include: continuing care services for children with complex needs and life-limiting conditions where care might be provided jointly by family doctors, community nursing teams, hospital care and local authority partners (social care and education).

Useful links

Immunisation
The safest way to protect individuals and communities from infectious diseases

Immunisation
Public Health

NHS Choices
About vaccinations, Vaccinations guide

NHS Information for Parents
Get regular info and advice tailored to your baby's age

Patient.co.uk
Immunisation Schedule (UK)

Childcare information and guidance
If you are looking for childcare for your child and don't know where to begin

Children's Centres
Children's Centres offer a range of services for families with children from birth to five years

Breast feeding network
Find out more about the breast feeding network in Ipswich

Suffolk Child Health - Advice Online 
Interactive website with advice for parents and carers of children under 5 years. Also available as an App; download from Google Play or the App Store.


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A guide

Positive parenting
A guide for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 11 years


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