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Children, young people and families

In Suffolk there are a range of public health services to support your children and your family.

Some of these services can be accessed on the Suffolk County Council website via the links below or you can also find lots of other information on this website to support your family.

Public Health Services

Health Visiting and Children's Centre service

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist community public health training.

Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme is a voluntary home visiting service for first-time mums.

Young Parent's Pathway

The Young Parent’s Pathway is a home visiting voluntary service within the 0-19 Health Visiting service.

School Nursing

School Nurses are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist community public health training and can offer families with children aged 5 to 19 years.

National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measure the height and weight of children in Reception class (aged 4 to 5) and Year 6 (aged 10 to 11).

health visitor with a mum and baby
little boy and girl cleaning their teeth in the bathroom

Children's Dental Health

Ensuring good dental health from an early age is very important. It stands children in good stead for the long-term health of their teeth and gums

lady breastfeeding a baby


Breastfeeding contributes to the health of mother and child in both the long and short term by providing the baby with all the nutrients they need.

kids drinking milk together and smiling

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Growing up is meant to be one of the very best times in anyone’s life but it can also be tough.

parents with their baby


No parenting experience is the same, as no child is the same but there are tools that can help with the challenges.

young boy overweight playing on Xbox

Children's Healthy Weight

Supporting Suffolk’s children, young people and their families to achieve a healthy weight throughout the life course requires a whole system approach.

Two dads with their child with mucky hands from painting


There are lots of resources and useful documents on this page which you can read online or download and print, all designed to help you support your family.