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Early intervention: how Blackpool’s health visitors are bucking the national trend

A health visiting initiative – the first of its kind in England – is transforming services for Blackpool’s young children and vulnerable families 
Health visitors

A health visiting initiative – the first of its kind in England – is transforming services for Blackpool’s young children and vulnerable families

Infants and parents in Blackpool will be seen by their health visitor at least eight times in the first three years of the child’s life as part of an early intervention initiative designed to improve outcomes for young children.

5 to 8

Blackpool is the first town in England to increase the minimum number of universal health visits from five to eight

Source: Blackpool Better Start

Blackpool’s redesigned health visiting service launched in April. It is the first in England to increase the number of universal visits from the statutory minimum of five to at least eight. The most vulnerable families and those with additional needs will be seen up to 30

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