The 0-19 team in South Tyneside assess, promote and supports the health and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families aged between 0-19 years. The team includes health visitors, school nurses, nursery nurses, school nurse assistants, health care assistants and admin. The team is based at Clarendon in Hebburn. All 0-19 contacts with children their families or their carers are based around the National Healthy Child Programme.

0-5 Years - Every child that is either born in the borough or transfers into the borough has a named health visitor from pre-birth to school entry. There is no referral pathway into service as this is automatic. All 0-5 contacts are offered in the family home and include assessment/reviews of the child’s health and developmental progress and any social, emotional or environmental factors to ensure the child lives in a safe environment of which they can flourish.

5-19 Years – Contacts include measurement of height & weight in reception and year 6, public health sessions in schools throughout the school year, targeted health promotion to all year groups around healthy lifestyle including sexual health, smoking, drugs, alcohol and mental health. Children and young people are also offered 1:1 health sessions, continence support and support to home educated children. The 5-19 team also offer teacher training around managing conditions in schools.

A key aspect of 0-19 service is to work closely with all partner agencies to ensure every child in South Tyneside is safe and has the best start in life.

Key Contacts
Trudy Cave, Clinical Team Manager 0-19 service - 0191 2831770
Louise Blower, Clinical Team Manager for West 0-5 and 5-19 0191 2831297
Eve Gray - Clinical Team Manager for East 0-19 service 0191 2832979