Healthy Child Programme

Smiling adult with 2 children lying on grassHaringey's Healthy Child Programme is a public health programme for children and families. It's designed to:

  • support parents and promote children's development
  • help parents keep children healthy and safe so they reach their full potential
  • protect children from serious disease, through screening and vaccination
  • reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity
  • make sure that families, children and young people at risk are supported at the earliest possible opportunity

The programme is split into 2 age groups. Start for Life: 0 to 5 is led by health visiting services, while Healthy Child: 5-19 is led by school nursing services.

Health visitors and school nurses are qualified nurses or midwives who have specialist training in public health.

Whittington Health NHS Trust (external link) delivers the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme on behalf of the council.

If you're a parent or carer, please choose the relevant link below to find out more.

Support for children aged 0 to 5


Support for children aged 5 to 19

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Page last updated:

August 18, 2023