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Universal Health Visiting Pathway in Scotland: pre-birth to pre-school

Published: 26 Oct 2015
Part of:
Children and families, Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785447709

The Pathway sets out the minimum core home visiting programme to be offered to all families by Health Visitors.

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Contents
Universal Health Visiting Pathway in Scotland: pre-birth to pre-school
Appendix 4

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Appendix 4

Public Health Resources Toolkit Supporting the Universal Health Visiting Pathway

INTRODUCTION

This Public Health Resources Toolkit is designed to guide Health Visitors in the delivery of their public health role and support in the delivery of the Universal Health Visiting Pathway to children and their families. This toolkit covers 3 main aspects:

1. guidance for the delivery of the Health Visitor public health role
2. resources and assessment tools for parents, families and children
3. e-learning and evidence resources for practitioners

SECTION 1: GUIDANCE FOR THE DELIVERY OF THE HEALTH VISITOR PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE

This section outlines the core public health issues that are crucial to the public health role and practice of Health Visitors within the Universal Pathway. The core issues that should be covered for each visit are shown below. They have been developed from current wider policy and public health strategy and are located in the broader context of improving health and reducing health inequalities. Poverty is one of the biggest risk factors linked to poorer health outcomes and children who come from families with multiple risk factors such as mental illness, substance misuse, debt, poor housing and domestic violence are more likely to experience a range of poor health and social outcomes. These might include developmental and behavioural problems, mental illness, substance misuse, teenage parenthood, low educational attainment and offending behaviour.

This list represents the minimum range of issues that should be considered for the parent and their child.

  • Financial inclusion, including poverty and debt, income maximization, fuel poverty.
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Child wellbeing and protection
  • Child safety, including unintentional injuries and home safety
  • Preparing for parenthood and parenting support
  • Maternal emotional health & wellbeing
  • Gender based violence - this term includes rape and sexual assault; sexual harassment and intimidation at work and other settings; childhood sexual abuse; domestic abuse; stalking; harmful traditional practices such as early and forced marriage, so-called 'honour' based violence and female genital mutilation; sex trafficking; and commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Immunisation
  • Supporting tobacco control and reducing substance misuse
  • Infant nutrition
  • Oral health
  • Healthy weight among pregnant women and their families : improving nutrition and physical activity
  • Sexual health
  • Active play

DELIVERY

While a wide range of public health issues need to be addressed in each review at appropriate time points as shown in Table 1, this will depend on individual child and family circumstances, needs and priorities. This does not mean that lengthy assessment/discussion of each issue will always be necessary. A wide range of resources are also available to families on these core public health issues and also to facilitate the delivery of consistent, clear, and evidence based messages to parents (see Section 2).

Table 1: Core public health issues by age review

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

At every contact discuss progress and general wellbeing of baby, mother, father, family. Explore what parents already know, accept it and provide relevant information [10] .

Pre-Birth

Folic acid and any other diet or lifestyle advice as required

Pre-Birth Contact

32 - 34 weeks

Parenting

  • Prepare mother and father for parenthood
  • Promote attuned, sensitive parenting, strong parent child attachment and bonding.
  • Raise awareness of the value of and benefits of talking, stroking, singing pre-birth and the benefits on brain development and parent/child relationship at this crucial time.
  • Promote the importance of the involvement of the father in parenting and their child's health and development.
  • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death ( SID)

Financial inclusion

Discuss family finances/money worries and raise awareness of the advice available and offer families a direct referral to advice services.

Domestic abuse

If domestic abuse was disclosed previously, check with the midwife re action taken, and whether risk assessment was carried out. Broach the subject with the woman, if it is safe to do so, to find out whether the abuse is continuing and if she is accessing support. Carry out Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) and offer support and referral to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Case Conference or other services as appropriate. Provide information on local services in all cases.

If you suspect domestic abuse, and it is safe to do so, ask the woman using the guidance on routine enquiry, and refer to ' What every health worker needs to know about domestic abuse' then continue as above.

If there are other children in the family use the above guidance to check for their safety. Implement Child protection procedures if required,

Ensure appropriate documentation and recording but not in hand held notes. If women are experiencing other forms of gender based violence, refer to accompanying evidence updates.

Immunisations

Remind women to make an appointment to get immunised as soon as possible if they have not already for whooping cough immunisation and flu which are both completely safe and beneficial for mother and baby

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Discuss maternal emotional wellbeing of mother according to Antenatal and postnatal mental health NICE guidance.

Infant nutrition

Tobacco control and substance misuse

  • Discuss the risks associated with alcohol consumption and/or tobacco, drug consumption to their own health and their developing baby.
  • Raise awareness of the risks of exposure to second-hand smoke on their new-born baby and family.
  • Offer parents specific and practical advice about how to make their home and car smoke-free and the range of smoking cessation services available to them, and if appropriate make the referral to these services.

Oral health

Check mothers' dental registration and promote entitlement. Introduce the Childsmile programme and importance of registration of babies with a dentist from birth.

Nutrition and physical activity

  • Discuss importance of healthy eating on maternal and fetal wellbeing, focusing on: Food Standards Scotland Eatwell plate, folic acid, vitamin D, iron, food safety.
  • Promote the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy.

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

11-14 days

Parenting

  • Revisit the importance of attachment including sensitive responses to parenting; keeping baby close to parents' chest, use of soft baby carriers, skin to skin contact, smiling, interaction, touch, stroking, talking, reading and singing.
  • Raise awareness of key parenting issues ( e.g. cot death and safe sleeping, shaking baby, home safety, parental smoking, second hand smoke, substance misuse as appropriate).
  • Prevention of SID

Immunisations

Discuss childhood immunisation schedule

Financial inclusion

Discuss family finances/money worries and raise awareness of the advice available and offer families a direct referral to advice services.

Infant nutrition

  • Discuss and assess current feeding providing support to continue breastfeeding where appropriate. Giving mothers and fathers information about responsive feeding, hand expression and how to do it, how to recognise effective feeding, skin-to-skin, breastfeeding and returning to work ( Off to a Good Start)
  • For formula feeding babies, ensure that parents are confident in making up a feed safely, using sterilising equipment; feeding with a first formula milk; limiting the number of people feeding baby ( Formula feeding: how to feed your baby safely)
  • Importance of closeness and responsiveness for mother-baby wellbeing; how to hold baby for feeding; where to access feeding and social support; caring for baby at night
  • Follow up discussion on maternal nutrition and remind parents to re-register for Healthy Start. Eligible women (those on a low income, or in receipt of benefits) can sign up to the scheme and will receive vouchers to exchange for milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, infant formula, and Healthy Start vitamins at participating outlets.

Nutrition and physical activity

Information given on physical recovery from birth to help maximize physical and emotional functioning, including looking after themselves, nutrition.

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

3-5 weeks

Parenting support

  • Continued assessment of/discussions. Also introduce the play@home and Bookbug programme and reinforce importance of floor play, tummy time and accessing local activity on baby massage. Refer or direct families to local community services/parenting programmes.

Discuss importance of helping your baby to move and play everyday - this should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water activities in safe environments. Reduce/limit sitting time in buggys and car seats when possible

Domestic abuse

Routine enquiry of domestic abuse should be undertaken between this visit and the 3 month visit. The timing of this will depend on your professional judgement and whether it is safe to do so. Domestic abuse should never be discussed with the partner present. Refer to the Guidance on Routine Enquiry and ' What every health worker needs to know about domestic abuse' If abuse is disclosed carry out Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) and offer support and referral to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Case Conference or other services as appropriate. Provide information on local services and discuss safety planning in all cases whether or not high levels of risk are indicated.

Use the above guidance to check for the safety of the children. Implement Child protection procedures if required. Ensure appropriate documentation and recording but not in hand held notes. If women are experiencing other forms of gender based violence, refer to accompanying evidence updates.

Immunisations

Sexual Health

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

6 - 8 weeks

Parenting

Continued assessment of/ discussion as appropriate. Refer or direct families to local community services/parenting programmes.

Discuss importance of helping your baby to move and play everyday - this should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water activities in safe environments. Reduce/limit sitting time in buggys and car seats when possible

Domestic abuse

Carry out Routine enquiry of domestic abuse if not previously undertaken and follow Guidance on Routine Enquiry and ' What every health worker needs to know about domestic abuse'. If abuse is disclosed carry out Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) and offer support and referral to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Case Conference or other services as appropriate. Provide information on local services and discuss safety planning in all cases whether or not high levels of risk are indicated.

Use the above guidance to check for the safety of the children. Implement Child protection procedures if required. Ensure appropriate documentation and recording but not in hand held notes. Share information with relevant agencies as required and in line with local protocols. If women are experiencing other forms of gender based violence, refer to accompanying evidence updates.

Immunisations

Discuss childhood immunisation schedule

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Discuss and enquire about depressive symptoms and undertake the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale assessment.

Family/infant nutrition

Oral health

  • Encourage registration with a dentist and refer to Childsmile if required
  • Assess baby's oral health risk using the Childsmile Manual - 6-8 week assessment guidance. Record results on the 6-8 week assessment form if appropriate and refer for additional support from a Childsmile Support Worker to be made where applicable.
  • Promote key oral health messages for all children which are:

1. Reduce the consumption and especially the frequency of intake of foods and drinks containing sugar.
2. Keep food and drinks containing sugar to mealtimes only.
3. Plain milk and tap water are the safest drinks for teeth (N.B not in advance of weaning)
4. Brush teeth and gums at least twice daily, in the morning and last thing at night. Use toothpaste containing at least 1000 ppm (parts per million) fluoride. Spit, don't rinse - this gives fluoride time to work.
5. Children should be supervised until the age of 7 and encouraged not to swallow toothpaste while brushing.
6. Visit the dentist regularly or as advised for oral examinations.
7. Participate in Public Health Programmes, which improve oral health such as Childsmile.

Sexual Health

Discuss wellbeing of mother including contraceptive choices

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

3 months

Parenting

Continued assessment of and discuss issues around the home learning environment and importance of play, talking, reading & singing on bonding and for early language skills (including Bookbug and play@home programmes and Play Talk Read).

Discuss importance of helping your baby to move and play everyday including providing plenty of floor-based tummy time and water activities in safe environments. Reduce/limit sitting time in buggys/car seats, baby walkers and bouncers.

Immunisations

Discuss childhood immunisation schedule

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Continued assessment of/discussion as appropriate

Domestic abuse

Carry out Routine enquiry of domestic abuse if not previously undertaken and follow Guidance on Routine Enquiry and ' What every health worker needs to know about domestic abuse' If abuse is disclosed carry out Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) and offer support and referral to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Case Conference or other services as appropriate. Provide information on local services and discuss safety planning in all cases whether or not high levels of risk are indicated.

Use the above guidance to check for the safety of the children. Implement Child Protection procedures if required. Ensure appropriate documentation and recording but not in hand held notes. Share information with relevant agencies as required and in line with local protocols. If women are experiencing other forms of gender based violence, refer to accompanying evidence updates.

Family/Infant Nutrition

Introduce the subject of weaning and highlight importance of delaying introducing solids until around 6 months.

Post-natal weight management support.

Oral Health

Assess baby's oral health risk and refer for additional support from a Childsmile support worker where applicable and promote key oral health messages for all children (see content 6-8 weeks)

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

4 months

Parenting Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Discuss importance of helping your baby to move and play everyday including providing plenty of floor-based tummy time and water activities in safe environments. Reduce/limit sitting time in buggy's/car seats, baby walkers and bouncers.

Immunisations

Discuss childhood immunisation schedule

Domestic abuse

Continue to monitor the situation if abuse disclosed, checking whether there has been any escalation in frequency or severity. Using your professional judgement, re-assess using Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) as appropriate and follow guidance on domestic abuse as above.

Infant Nutrition

  • Start the discussion of weaning about delaying introducing solids until around 6 months.
  • Encourage good family nutrition using Fun, First Foods.

Oral Health

First distribution point for tooth brushing packs (toothbrush and 1000ppm fluoride toothpaste) and free flow drinking cup to all families and promote key oral health messages (see 6-8 weeks).

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

8 months

Parenting

Continued assessment of/discussion as appropriate and in particular reinforce the home learning environment and advice on home safety in relation to accident prevention, minor illness and what to do when their child is unwell.

Discuss importance of helping your baby to move and play everyday including providing plenty of tummy time, time outside and water play in safe environments. Reduce/limit sitting time in buggys/car seats. For walkers use UK physical activity guidelines for early years

Domestic abuse

Continue to monitor the situation if abuse disclosed, checking whether there has been any escalation in frequency or severity. Using your professional judgement, re-assess using Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) as appropriate and follow guidance on domestic abuse as above.

Infant nutrition

  • Discuss feeding; family nutrition; information given on breastfeeding and returning to work
  • Signpost to local Community Services
  • Encourage good family nutrition using Fun, First Foods.

Maternal emotional health and wellbeing

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

13-15 months

As per the priorities for the review

Parenting

Continued assessment of/discussion as appropriate and in particular promote secure attachment and parenting skills using evidence based approaches;

Discuss importance of physically active play both at home and outside using UK physical activity guidelines for early years

Immunisations

Discuss childhood immunisation schedule

Domestic abuse

Continue to monitor the situation if abuse disclosed, checking whether there has been any escalation in frequency or severity. Using your professional judgement, re-assess using Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) as appropriate and follow guidance on domestic abuse as above.

Financial inclusion

Discuss family finances/money worries and raise awareness of the advice available and offer families a direct referral to advice services.

Oral Health

Promote key oral health messages outlined at 6-8 weeks

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

27-30 months

As per the priorities for the review

Parenting

  • Revisit play@home toddler and reinforce benefits of play
  • Promote secure attachment and parenting skills using evidence based approaches;
  • Promote school readiness and the home learning environment

Discuss importance of physically active play both at home and outside using UK physical activity guidelines for early years

Financial inclusion

Discuss family finances/money worries and raise awareness of the advice available and offer families a direct referral to advice services.

Domestic abuse

Carry out Routine enquiry of domestic abuse following the Guidance on Routine Enquiry and ' What every health worker needs to know about domestic abuse' If abuse is disclosed carry out Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC) and offer support and referral to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Case Conference or other services as appropriate. Provide information on local services and discuss safety planning in all cases whether or not high levels of risk are indicated.

Use the above guidance to check for the safety of the children. Implement Child protection procedures if required. Ensure appropriate documentation and recording but not in hand held notes. Share information with relevant agencies as required and in line with local protocols. If women are experiencing other forms of gender based violence, refer to accompanying evidence updates.

Immunisations

Discuss childhood Immunisation schedule

Oral Health

  • Explore dental registration and attendance. If there is a record of dental registration and/or attendance in national data this will be pre-populated on the 27-30 month form to let the Health Visitor know and inform discussion. The purpose is to inform discussion and review. There is no need for the health visitor to collect this data.
  • Promote key oral health messages for all children - see visit 6-8 weeks and referral to Childsmile Support Worker if required.

Child's Age

Core issues and detail to be discussed

4 - 5 years

As per the priorities for the review

Parenting

Promote school readiness and the home learning environment

Discuss importance of physically active play both at home and outside using UK physical activity guidelines for early years

Financial inclusion

Discuss family finances/money worries and raise awareness of the advice available and offer families a direct referral to advice services.

Nutrition

Promote good family nutrition using Food Standards Scotland Eatwell plate

Oral Health

Continued assessment of/discussion as appropriate

SECTION 2: RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Introduction

This section is designed to guide health professionals through the national information resources available to support the delivery of the Universal Pathway. It covers pre-birth to pre-school and details the national resources to be disseminated to parents at every visit and used to facilitate discussion in the delivery of the pathway. This pathway is underpinned by the National Practice Model for all children in Scotland. Assessment tools to support the contacts health professionals have with families are also included.

NHS Health Scotland universal resources

NHS Health Scotland provides a number of universal resources for families that Health professionals should be familiar with and reinforce to parents in routine contacts to access high quality, evidence-based information. These include the following, but it is not exhaustive:

Ready Steady Baby! (RSB!) is the key resource for all expectant and new parents. It provides parents with important information that they will need before, during, and after pregnancy. It is useful for all professionals who have contact with women and their partners and they should refer to it in their ongoing interactions with parents. It has been designed to reduce the need for many different leaflets. RSB! is also available online www.readysteadybaby.org.uk and as a smartphone app.

Ready Steady Toddler! ( RST!) is a guide which takes a practical problem-solving approach, with sections on understanding toddler behaviour and ways for parents to tackle new challenges. RST! is also available online www.readysteadytoddler.org.uk

Off to a Good Start is an information booklet highlighting the benefits of, and available support for, breastfeeding. As with other resources, health professionals should refer back to it and work through to support their interaction with women at all stages.

play@home baby , toddler and pre-school books are provided to families in Scotland with a child 0-5 years old. Activities in the books are age and stage developmentally appropriate and promote all-round development and family communications. Health professionals should refer to the activities when discussing children's physical, social and emotional growth, and the acquisition of speech and language skills. It can also be used by professionals as a resource to discuss baby massage.

All NHS Health Scotland information resources can be ordered via your local health promotion resource library. Should you have any queries please contact our publications team by calling 0131 314 5300 or email nhs.HealthScotland-Publications@nhs.net

Supporting parents with learning disabilities - (Non- NHS Health Scotland Resources)

The keys to life learning disability strategy and Supported Parenting: Refreshed Scottish Good Practice Guidelines for Supporting Parents with a Learning Disability aim to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. NHS Health Scotland is committed to providing accessible information to advance equality and reduce discrimination. NHS Health Scotland has worked with CHANGE who are a leading national human rights organisation, led by disabled people to provide three pregnancy and parenting resources: My Pregnancy My Choice, You and Your Baby and You and Your Little Child which are Easy Read resources specifically designed to support parents with learning disabilities. These are to be given by the professional providing care at the appropriate stages as an alternative to (or as well as) Ready Steady Baby! (RSB!) and Ready Steady Toddler! ( RST!)

Health Literacy

The provision of written resources is useful to complement effective communication between the professional and the parent, however we know that health illiteracy is a significant public health concern in Scotland. The Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland highlights 26.7% of the population have occasional difficulties with day-to-day reading and numeracy and 3.6% will have severe constraints. So it is therefore vitally important to ensure that information resources are not given out without full discussion of their contents. It may be more appropriate to consider other materials which may be available through local health resource libraries and/or individual support such as:

  • Check directly with person how best to meet their needs
  • Check understanding using 'Teach Back' a simple technique for confirming that people have understood what has been said;
  • Chunk and check: break what you need to discuss into small chunks, and check understanding using teach-back before continuing.
  • Use pictures: draw or show a picture to help convey a complex concept or body part.
  • Use simple language: avoid jargon and use language that is easy for the person in front of you to understand, both when you speak to them and in any written information you provide.
  • Literacy awareness: routinely ask people if they would like help in filling out forms.

Translating and interpreting services

Women and families from minority ethnic groups may require assistance with communication through the provision of interpreting and translated written resources. Translation and interpreting services are arranged independently by each Health Board. Health professionals should contact their local equality and diversity officer for local arrangements within each Health Board. NHS Health Scotland can be contacted about materials for families whose vision is impaired, or for sources of information in other formats. NHS Health Scotland is committed to providing accessible and inclusive resources and will consider requests for translations and alternative languages and formats. Please contact the publications team 0131 314 5300 or email nhs.healthscotland-alternativeformats@nhs.net. Health in my language provides translated information about health and health services in Scotland.

Age/Visit Appropriate Available Public Health/Health Promotion and Information Resources and Assessment Tools

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment tools

Pre-Birth

Local antenatal letter

Ready Steady Baby online and app: information on preconceptual health including importance of folic acid, stopping smoking & eating a healthy balanced diet www.readysteadybaby.org.uk

Pre-birth contact 32-34 weeks

(Important: resources outlined here are provided and discussed at booking in and earlier appointments by midwife or Family Nurse. Check whether parent has any subsequent questions/use as a tool for discussion)

Area health visiting leaflet

Bump to Breastfeeding

DVD

Fresh start: and/or How to stop smoking and stay stopped

Off to a Good Start - All you need to know about breastfeeding your baby

Ready Steady Baby and/or

My Pregnancy, My Choice

and Young Parents Survival Guide

Healthy Start information and application (DoH)

Information on money advice

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

A guide to maternity benefits N1 17A

Pregnancy and Work - what you need to know as an employee

F8 Prescription exemption

MAT B1 Maternity certificate

Sure Start Maternity Grant Form SF100

Vitamin D and you

National Practice Model

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

National Risk Assessment tool

Learning disability assessment tool

Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC)

Ready Steady Baby Smartphone App

The NHS Minor Ailment Service at your local pharmacy

Whooping Cough - help protect your baby

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment tools

11 - 14 days

Introduce and explain Red Book

Child Health Programme

A Guide to Childhood Immunisations up to 5 years

What to expect after immunisation up to 5 years of age

National Practice Model

World Health Organisation ( WHO) Guidelines for Child Growth

First Visit Report

Strength based approaches to parenting

National Risk Assessment tool

Learning disability assessment tool

You and Your Baby

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Unicef Book in Baby Pack (UNICEF)

Meningitis baby watch postcard

Talking about postnatal depression

Reduce the risk of cot death

Caring for your baby at night (Unicef)

BCG and your baby: Protecting babies against TB

Help your baby play and move everyday (British Heart Foundation)

Protect your baby's natural headshape: tummy time to play, back to sleep

Tips for new parents (relationships)

(The SPARK)

Handle with Care National Society for the Prevention of cruelty to Children ( NSPCC)

Longer-lasting contraception: Your guide to sexual health and wellbeing

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment tools

3 - 5 weeks

(All Families)

Introduce and explain

Baby Bookbug Pack

Fresh start: and/or How to stop smoking and stay stopped

Introduce and explain play@home baby

Formula feeding : How to feed your baby safely [11]

National Practice Model

Strength based approaches to parenting

Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC)

National Risk Assessment Tool

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment tools

6-8 weeks

(All Families)

Childsmile Practice

First Teeth, Heatlhy Teeth Drinks for babies and young children

National Practice Model

CHSP pre-school 6-8 week assessment form

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screening Form

Childsmile Manual: 6-8 week assessment (pg 76-80)

Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC)

National Risk Assessment Tool

Strength based approaches to parenting

World Health Organisation Guidelines ( WHO) Guidance for child growth

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

3 Months

(12 weeks)

Red Book

How to protect your childrens teeth ( DVD)

Toothbrush/Cup/ Dental Pack

First Fun Foods Leaflet

Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Form

National Practice Model

World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Child Growth

Growth Chart In Baby Pack

Strength based approaches

Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC)

National Risk Assessment Tool

 

Drinks for babies and young children

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

4 Months

Drinks for babies and young children

Toothbrush/Cup/ Dental Pack

National Practice Model

Strength based parenting approaches

Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist ( DASH RIC)

National Risk Assessment Tool

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

8 Months

(32 weeks)

Make it Safe

National Practice Model

Strength based parenting approaches

Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional 2nd edition

National Risk Assessment Tool

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

13-15 Months

Ready Steady Toddler and/or You and Your Little Child (1-5 years)

www.readysteadytoddler.org.uk

Bookbug Toddler Pack

Play@home toddler

Ages & Stages Questionnaire ( ASQ)

National Practice Model

Strength based parenting approaches

First Teeth, Healthy Teeth

BCG and your baby: Protecting babies against TB

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Steps to deal with stress booklet and CD

13-15 review form

Encouraging better behaviour: a practical guide to positive parenting

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

27-30 Months

Red Book

You and Your Little Child 1-5 year

Protect your child against flu: Information for parents of children aged 2-5 years old

Healthy, happy kids... Simple steps for a healthy weight at home

Ages & Stages 27-30 Month Form

Questionnaire ( ASQ)

National Practice Model

World Health Organisation WHO Guidelines for Child Growth

Strength based approaches to parenting

Keeping your cool: advice for parents on managing stress and anger | NSPCC

Drinks for babies and young children

Headlice

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Good Egg Guide

Child's Age

NHS Health Scotland Resources unless specified

Assessment Tools

4-5 years

A Guide to Childhood Immunisations

What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children

Play@home preschool book

Toothbrush/ Dental Pack

Ages & Stages Questionnaire ( ASQ)

National Practice Model

Strength based approaches to parenting

Help your child move and play everyday

Rory (Alcohol Focus Scotland)

Oh Lila! (Alcohol Focus Scotland)

4-5 years review form

SECTION 3: E-LEARNING AND EVIDENCE RESOURCES FOR PRACTITIONERS

E-learning

To support the NHS workforce, wider public sector, private and third sector across Scotland with learning and development NHS Health Scotland hosts the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which is the learner management system used to deliver online learning. These e-learning modules cover a range of topics relevant to reviews with children, parents and families and take 1-2 hrs to complete each one. Staff can register for the VLE to access these resources, including forums, and can be worked through at their own pace.

Health Behaviour change eLearning suite

For instructions on how to register and enrol on our suite of Health Behaviour change eLearning modules www.healthscotland.com/documents/21538.aspx and to access the e-learning modules http://elearning.healthscotland.com/course/index.php?category

The suite includes the following modules

  • Health Behaviour Change Level 1
  • Health Behaviour Change Level 2
  • Raising the issue of Alcohol
  • Raising the issue of Child Healthy Weight
  • Raising the issue of Physical Activity
  • Raising the issue of Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • Raising the issue of Smoking
  • Equalities and Human Rights
  • Awareness raising on health inequalities (forthcoming)
  • Tackling health inequalities (forthcoming)

Other relevant training includes:

For a complete guide to NHS Health Scotland learning resources and training see http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/25548-LWD%20brochure.pdf or contact nhs.HealthScotland-LWDTeam@nhs.net

For a summary of the best available evidence for a number of health improvement subject areas see http://www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/evidence/effectivenessevidencebriefings.aspx and for evidence summaries on areas including play, parenting, peer support for breastfeeding, Looked After Children see Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin - Publications - GOV.UK

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPH) e-learning on the healthy child programme - http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/hcp

http://bacaph.org.uk/index.php/resources/e-learning-resources


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