Single Point of contact telephone number: 03000 031552.
Growing Healthy Sunderland provides an integrated Public Health service for expectant mothers, children and young people and their families in the city. This includes:
- Provision of antenatal reviews from 28 weeks of pregnancy.
- Provision of all mandatory universal reviews.
- Provision of a 3-4 month review.
- Provision of school readiness review.
- Targeted support for teenage parents via the implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership.
- Provision of the National Child Measurement Programme at start and completion of primary school.
- Audiology Screening at commencement of primary education.
- Provision of Public Health advice, information and support.
- Provision of enhanced support to children and young people with higher levels of need.
- Ensuring children and vulnerable adults are kept safe.
- Provision of support to schools in developing a full understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of their pupils.
- Provision of Oral Health Promotion.
The team delivers high quality, evidence-based interventions which support families and identify and respond appropriately to need across the city of Sunderland. It offers:
- An integrated service offering assessment, advice and support to expectant parents, children, young people and families
- A high quality approach to ensuring the effective delivery of the Healthy Child Programme including all mandatory functions (five universal health visiting checks and the National Child Measurement Programme).
- Effective management of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable parents or family members.
- Provision of an appropriately trained and supervised Public Health workforce.
- Demonstrable commitment to improving outcomes for children, young people and families in Sunderland.
- An enhanced offer of support for teenage parents, vulnerable young people and adults which utilises evidence based models of practice.
- A Sunderland-based, accessible service working into people’s homes, schools, colleges, Family Centres and other community venues.
- High levels of communication and engagement with children, young people and their families including use of innovative methods of communicating, for example social media, apps, texting and websites.
- A distinctly branded and visible service which is understood by service users and stakeholders.
- Productive relationships with other professionals supporting children, young people and their families.
Growing Healthy Sunderland is funded by Sunderland City Council and delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.