Child Health

Childline

ChildLine is a service provided by NSPCC ans is a free 24 hour service for
children and young people up to and including 18 in the UK.

ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern.

Telephone (24-hours freephone): 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Spurgeons (Young Carers)

Young Carers are children and young people aged between five and 25 who help care for family members who may be ill, have a physical or mental disability, or drug or alcohol problem.

The children’s charity Spurgeons is an online-based community for young carers to chat and discuss with others, or to speak with a qualified youth worker.

Website: www.spurgeons.org

Healthier Together

Healthier Together relies upon patients and healthcare staff working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered.

Website: www.what0-18.nhs.uk

Contact for families with disabled children

Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, we’re here.

Telephone: 0808 808 3555

Facebook: @contactfamilies

Twitter: @contactfamilies

Website: www.contact.org.uk

Email: info@contact.org.uk

Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Wiltshire Council

For more information about Child Health and Wellbeing please visit the below website.

Website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 

Website: www.themix.org.uk

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

Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Young adult carers are those aged 16–25 who care.

Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role.

General enquiries: 01380 871 690

Telephone (for carers): 0800 181 4118

Social Care Emergency Duty (Out of Hours): 0845 607 0888

Website: carersupportwiltshire.co.uk

Email: admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk