Activate ReciteMe accessibility assistance Download this page Print this page

Complex Health Needs

Some children and young people experience different health concerns (sometimes resulting in a diagnosis) which can have a significant impact on their childhood experience. This can be a very worrying and scary time for you and your child.

Things You Can Do To Help

  • Remember, even if your child is unwell or going through a difficult time, you can still encourage play, chat with them, and give them opportunities to have fun 
  • Discuss your questions and concerns with a medical professional, such as your GP or your child's named doctor, and ensure you understand your child's plan of care
  • Write down your concerns to discuss at your next appointment
  • Make a book about your child: their likes, dislikes, medical condition, anything that will help professionals and other people understand your child’s needs
  • If your child has support from health professionals and any specialist sensory support then there is a key worker scheme that you can access. To find out more *Click Here*

Who Can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum. CLICK HERE

If you are concerned about your child, a member of our 0-19 team is able to complete an assessment.  They can refer to other services as needed, including: community paediatrician, speech and language therapy, hearing assessment, and vision assessment.

We now offer an additional contact to all children and young people with additional needs and disabilities within Norfolk *download the PDF below*

 

Other people who may be able to help:

  • Your child’s nursery, preschool, or childminder
  • Health professionals involved in your child’s care.

*Available to download below*

Log In / Create an account

  • Have you signed up for FREE online Solihull yet? The course gives you an undersanding of why children behave they w… https://t.co/aSyCbKBzGW NorfolkCYP / 18 January 2020
  • If you need some inspiration to get your family active this weekend, take a look at our website for ideas that suit… https://t.co/pkyJSiXWuG NorfolkCYP / 17 January 2020
  • Have you created an account on https://t.co/2HHJNVBx8P yet? You can complete your own health questionnaire too! CLI… https://t.co/aXR60E00WJ NorfolkCYP / 17 January 2020
  • ⭐️https://t.co/2HHJNVBx8P is back up and running as normal! ⭐️ 👏👍💻📱 https://t.co/dMrwfdASYs NorfolkCYP / 17 January 2020
  • Some great feedback for the Norfolk health visiting team - this shows what a difference our health visitors make.… https://t.co/AgRoZO88Jl NorfolkCYP / 16 January 2020
  • https://t.co/2HHJNVBx8P will be temporarily unavailable today (16/01/20) due to some website updates. This should o… https://t.co/eocHRSFXX7 NorfolkCYP / 16 January 2020
  • Are you the parent of a teenager? Make sure they download the Just1Norfolk Health Passport app! It's full of advice… https://t.co/N5PglCJH4R NorfolkCYP / 15 January 2020
  • If you are worried about your child's weight, underweight or overweight, we can help! Take a look at our pages:… https://t.co/k9m30cJfwM NorfolkCYP / 15 January 2020
  • https://t.co/2HHJNVBx8P will be temporarily unavailable tomorrow (16/01) due to some updates. This should only be f… https://t.co/k5g1hKSFoL NorfolkCYP / 15 January 2020
  • Have you heard the Health Uncovered podcast series? The topics include mental health, drugs, depression and sexual… https://t.co/neoT0NTvpY NorfolkCYP / 15 January 2020

Our Partners

Close the mobile menu