Family Centre Service (Family Centres and Health Visitors)
Health Visitors support you during and after pregnancy, until your child is 5 years old. They provide information and advice, as well as acting as your advocate. This can include supporting you through the process of diagnosis, discussing developmental concerns, sleep, diet and toilet training. They can also help you get support from other services and organisations you might need. Learn more about Health visitors in Hertfordshire.
There are a number of ways you can contact the Health Visiting Service:
- You can call 0300 123 7572 every day, 9am – 5pm, to speak to a Health Visitor for any advice or information you need.
- You can refer into our Family Centre Service online
- Text Chat Health - a texting service for parents of children aged 0 – 5 - 07480 635 164, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Family Support Service supports families, parents, and carers from before your baby is born right up until they reach the age of 11. They offer parenting support courses, breastfeeding support, first aid courses, and lots more. You can find your nearest Family Centre here.
The Family Support SEND Champions support families who have children with SEND by providing information, advice, guidance and a listening ear. They link in with specialist services and partners to signpost families to the right support. There are also groups you can attend to meet other families and receive tailored support for you and your child. Find your nearest Family Centre or get in touch with them on the Family Centres website.