Child Health

West Berkshire LSCB

The West Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board is there to ensure that everyone is working together towards the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. It is independently chaired and consists of senior representatives of all the principal agencies and organisations working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in West Berkshire.

Website: www.westberkslscb.org.uk

Health Visitors

If you need to contact your Health Visitor please speak to Reception.

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The Berkshire Child Health App

A new app has been created with advice on a wide range of common childhood illnesses.

Download on:
Apple
Android

Information poster

Parent’s Guide to common childhood illnesses and well-being

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

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Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

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Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

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Mental Health problems in Children and Young People

Looking after a child or young person who has emotional or mental health problems can be very hard. This leaflet offer guidance on how to best support your child and there to find further advice and help with their mental health.

Guidance leaflet for Parents and Carers

Mental Wellbeing - West Berks Council

West Berkshire Council have produced a parent’s guide for mental health and wellbeing, which includes sources of local support, advice and services for parents and carers of children and young people.

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Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

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Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions

NHS Choices – Childhood Illness