Health Visitors: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of health visitors in England to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No recent assessment has been made. The Healthy Child Programme should be led by health visitors alongside a range of delivery partners. It is the responsibility of local authorities, with their provider, to determine service requirements based upon local needs.

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