Health Visitor Pathway Resources

The early years have an impact upon the future health and wellbeing of infants and children. Health professionals, in particular Health Visitors, play a vital role in supporting children and families in the early years up to the age of five by ensuring that families' needs are appropriately assessed and responded to in a person centred and supportive way.
The Universal Health Visiting Pathway has therefore been refreshed as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and national GIRFEC approach to provide appropriate, consistent and person centred support for children and families.
To support this, relevant information is provided to parents throughout the pathway and some of these are available at the following links:
Pre-birth Alternative formats​
Bump to breastfeeding DVD
How to stop smoking and stay stopped
Off to a Good Start
Ready Steady Baby
Arabic Polish Russian Traditional Chinese Urdu
Young Parents Survival Guide
Pregnant? Flu. I'm ready for you
Easy read Polish Traditional Chinese Urdu
Vitamin D and you Polish Traditional Chinese Urdu
​The NHS minor ailment service at your local pharmacy
Whooping cough vaccine
​Post-birth (11-14 days)                              Alternative formats
A guide to childhood immunisation up to 5 years Arabic Bengali Easy Read Lithuanian Polish Romanian Traditional Chinese Urdu
​What to expect after immunisation up to 5 years
Arabic Easy Read Hungarian Lithuanian Polish Traditional Chinese Urdu
Breastfeeding and returning to work
Baby, I love you
Steps to deal with stress
Meningitis baby watch postcard
​Talking about postnatal depression
Reduce the risk of cot death
Caring for your baby at night
BCG and your baby: protecting babies against TB
Easy Read Polish Traditional Chinese Urdu
​Help your baby play and move everyday
​Protect your baby's natural headshape
Tips for new parents
Handle with care
Longer lasting contraception
Post-birth (3-5 weeks) Alternative formats
Formula feeding: how to feed your baby safely Polish
​Post-birth (6-8 weeks) Alternative formats​
Childsmile Practice: here to help you look after your child's teeth
​Drinks for babies and young children

​Post-birth (3 months) Alternative formats​
Fun First Foods: an easy guide to introducing solid foods Arabic Polish Portuguese Russian Traditional Chinese Urdu

​Post-birth (13-15 months) ​Alternative formats
Ready Steady Toddler Polish Traditional Chinese
Fluoride varnish for children Easy Read Polish Traditional Chinese Urdu
​Positive parenting
​Post-birth (27-30 months) ​Alternative formats
Healthy happy kids: Simple steps for a healthy weight at home Polish
Positive parenting
Head lice: Information for parents Polish
The Good Egg Guide to keeping your child safe at home
​Post-birth (4-5 years) ​Alternative formats
Help your child move and play everyday

If you require further support or information (including information in an alternative format) please speak to your Health Visitor.

Last Reviewed: 24/05/2017