Health Visitors are part of community health services and work in locally-based teams. Midwives, Health Visitors and School Nurses support the well-being of all children throughout their growing years. Health Visitors are qualified nurses, experienced in child health, working with a focus on health promotion with our medical, social, education and voluntary services.
The aim of the health visiting teams are for children and their families to lead healthy lives, both physically and emotionally and promote the health of the whole community.
Every family with children under five years old has a named Health Visitor, who can advise parents/carers on a wide variety of health and social issues.
All parents and children in Wales have a named Health Visitor we call this generic health visiting and it is a universal service for all. Families living in some areas can also receive Flying start programmes of care with extra visiting and health promotion schemes.
Families First projects work closely with Health Visitors to support families working closely with other agencies in your area.