Child Health

KIDS West Midlands

KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England.

KIDS aim to empower disabled children and young people to develop their skills and achieve their aspirations. They create opportunities for them to take part in play, learning, leisure, skills training and social activities. Their success is based upon building a close partnership with parents, carers and siblings and helping them find solutions to the obstacles they meet in daily life.

Telephone: 0121 355 2707

Website: www.kids.org.uk/west-midlands

Autism Services in South Staffordshire

The Children and Young People’s Autism Service is the interim autism service for south Staffordshire being provided by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Website: www.mpft.nhs.uk

Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership

For parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Offering information, advice and support about education, health and social care issues.

Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provide advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Website: www.what0-18.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Childhood Asthma Control Test for Children 4 to 11 years

This test will help your doctor decide if your asthma is well controlled or not.

Download: Childhood Asthma Control Test for Children 4 to 11 years (PDF)

Childhood Wellbeing

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill. Most issues your child will experience are part of growing up and are often helped by talking to your midwife, health visitor or local pharmacist.

For more information and advice please visit the South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG website.

Website: sesandspccg.nhs.uk

Health Visitors and School Nurse

School Nurses and Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have completed extra training, including child development and health improvement, to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

Our Health Visiting and School Nursing teams are here to support parents, carers and young people to be healthy. We provide advice and support right through from pregnancy up until a child is 19. All families will be offered a number of routine contacts, plus extra visits where needed.

You can find lots of useful information and how to contact them here.

Website: www.mpft.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing

Telephone: 0300 124 0366

Email: schoolimmunisation.south@nhs.net

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses