Common childhood illness and wellbeing
Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - use this website to learn how to care for your child at home, when to call your GP and when to contact the emergency services. Most issues your child will experience are part of growing up and are often helped by talking to your midwife, health visitor or local pharmacist. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and earache.
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
0808 800 5000
Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
Contact for families with Disabled children
Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability.
0808 808 3555
NHS Vaccination planner
NHS vaccinations and when to have them. The NHS vaccination schedule highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
NHS Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
The helpline is available to help you with problems and issues you may encounter; offering help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers, and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.
Cleft Lip and Palate Association
The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is a small charity working to improve the lives of people born with a cleft and their families in the UK.
020 7833 4883
A healthy start for a brighter future. The early years have lifelong effects on health and wellbeing. HENRY supports families to provide the best possible start in life for babies and children.
Change4Life aims to help your family be healthier and happier. Find out more about what’s really in the food your family eats.