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The first 1,001 days mark the moment of conception through to a child’s second birthday and have been found to be crucial for laying the foundations for future development and preventing illness in later life.

The Health Visiting Service, provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) NHS Trust, provides support and advice to all resident children aged 0 to 5 years old and their families. 

Using the service

The service promotes health, early detection of problems, accident prevention and  immunisation. A major role is played in child protection.

Any child who is a Richmond resident can use this service. Help provided by the service includes:

  • 'Well Baby' clinics
  • Postnatal groups
  • Parenting support
  • Home visits
  • Breastfeeding clinics and support groups
  • Baby and child developmental assessments
  • General family health advice

Find out more about the service in Richmond.


You can contact CLCH by:


Telephone: 0330 058 1679

Other services in the borough

A range of multi-agency services exist across children’s services that promote and encourage positive health and wellbeing outcomes. You can find these services on Achieving for Children's family and parenting support page.

Healthy Child Programme

The 0-19 Health Visiting and School Nursing Service is commissioned to undertake interventions that improve child health through the Department of Health’s Healthy Child Programme.

The Healthy Child Programme offers every family an evidence-base programme of interventions, including:

  • Screening tests
  • Immunisations
  • Developmental reviews
  • Information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices

The programme also outlines all services that children and families need to receive if they are to achieve their optimum health and wellbeing.

Updated: 25 January 2023

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