Healthy Child Programme

1a) How many children in your local authority area were eligible for contacts under the mandated Healthy Child Programme over the last two years (April 1 to March 31, 2017-18 & 2018-19) Please use the grid below to tell us how many children were eligible for each contact during this period.

Contact Number of children eligible in 2017-18 Number of children eligible in 2018-19
Antenatal visit 1 1
New Birth Visit 6949 51482
6-8 week reviews 6739 51792
12 month reviews 7178 53652
2-2½ year reviews 7470 56822

1This information is not collected by local authorities as it is not required by Public Health England (PHE). PHE state that “This is unable to be collected as a percentage due to the difficulties in defining an adequate denominator.” 

Please refer to page 8 of Public Health England – Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics – Summary of 2017/18 Annual Data

2Devon County Council does not have the data for the whole of 2018/19 yet as it is not due from the outgoing contract provider until later in May.  Figures given for 2018/19 are therefore for Quarters 1, 2 and 3 only (ie 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018).

1b) Please use the grid below to record the number of Healthy Child Programme contacts that were delivered in each of the following formats in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

NB: Please do not provide information on the format of reminders or additional forms of communication, i.e. if a letter, phone call or text message also took place in addition to a face to face visit, please just record as a ‘Face to Face’ visit.

Contact 2017 – 2018 2018 – 2019
Face to Face Letter in Post Phone call Text Message E-mail No contact in any form   Face to Face




Phone call Text Message E-mail No Contact in any form
Antenatal visit 4012 17002

New Birth Visit


6756 50662
6-8 week reviews 5218 37292
12 month reviews 6216 47682
2-2½ year reviews 5902 45912

2.Please tick if your Local Authority also offers:

Universal Plus (provide families with access to expert advice and support on issues such as postnatal depression, weaning and sleepless children) Yes
Universal Partnership Plus (support families with children with complex needs, such as long-term conditions – both themselves and linking them with local services) Yes