Families & Children

We understand that providing care for families and children is an important part of our role.

We provide holistic family care at Waterloo Health including antenatal care, vaccinations and health checks.

Antenatal & Postnatal Care

We provide shared care with our Midwifery Team at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Trust from inital booking through to birth. Our lead practitioner is Dr Deborah Maynard. You can choose to self refer through this site

You can find a wealth of information on all stages of pregnancy and preconception on the NHS Choices website or on  the website Emma’s Diary (Commercially Provided)

We’ll also arrange to see you after the birth of your child for a postnatal check, to discuss any issues or concerns.

We’re here to provide care for your children, both with acute illness, but also concerns around development and behaviour. Simply contact us via the telephone access system to discuss.

Children

We’ll continue to support you with any problems your children have alongside routine vaccinations.

Our Health Visiting Service can support you with any child under the age of 5. You can contact them via details here.

 

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of children extremely seriously. Our key priority is the ensure the wellbeing of children within our practice. On registration, and at regular intervals, we will contact you to update our information on schools attended, and any ongoing involvement with other agencies including social services.

We meet quarterly with a multidisciplinary health team to discuss any families and children who we deem to be in need of additional support. You can ask to see any of our safeguarding policies by contacting us via email. Our safeguarding lead practitioner is Dr Katy Morris

We work together with partner organisations to safeguard our most vulnerable patients, both adults and children. We seek to recognise when children, adults and families are struggling or potentially suffering abuse or neglect.
We will signpost to resources which can help, refer to other agencies and support vulnerable patients were possible.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 if you are worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childine: 0800 1111 offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry,
MIND: Mental Health Support
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents and carers with their mental health and wellbeing.
Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope.
SafeLives: Resources for domestic abuse
Gaia Centre: 020 7733 8724 Refuge for women and children.
Women’s Aid: Have an instant messaging service so you can contact support workers.