Child Health and Illness

This page is designed to provide links to health information as well as to access services available to you on the NHS for which you can self-refer without needing to see your GP first.  

West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group provide a "Guide for parents & carer of children aged birth to 5 years of common illnesses & wellbeing"


NHS Choices NHS Live Well Provides a wealth of information from the NHS on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.  

child health and illness


Health Visitors

Our local Health Visitors support families with a new baby or child under the age of 5 years old.  Their website has useful links to other services and advice for families with young children. 

They are based at Trenchwood Medical Centre, tel: 01732 357106.


Kent Safeguarding Children

You may be concerned about a child or young person, you may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and even emotional abuse.

Don't assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child's life. If you are worried, report it now.

Call the reporting line on 03000 411111 or visit the website.


Health Living and Lifestyle Advice

Surestart Children's Centre is part of a nationwide programme of services for 0-5 year olds and their families. Our aim is to offer information, advice and support to parents, as well as integrated childcare and early learning, health services, family support and parental outreach. The Tonbridge Children's Centre! Lots of fun activities for you and your children to play, learn and have fun together

Modern life can mean that we’re a lot less active.  With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Nine out of 10 of kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies to  Change4Life offers tips and advice  towards eating well, moving more - and living longer.


Bedwetting and Continence

ERIC provides expert support, information and understanding to children and teenagers and enable parents, carers and professionals to help them establish good bowel and bladder health.