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0 to 19 Torbay

Our services work together to promote the health, development and well-being of children, young people and families in the Torbay area where you'll first come into contact with our team antenatally and then at various points through early years onto pre-school and until your child has reached 19.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are working with Action for Children, The Children's Society and Torbay council as the 0 to 19 Torbay Partnership.

The Health Visitor and School Nurse team offer Community Public Health Nursing from the antenatal period through to the age of 19 years.  We support families during pregnancy, with a new baby or a child up until the age of 19 years.  We work with you to support you and your family to be healthy, providing health advice, support, drop in clinics, health checks and screening surveillance.  We may work within GP surgeries, community clinics, schools, community settings and people's homes.  Some of our work will be with individual young people and their families, some may be within groups.  We work with other agencies such as Children's Centre staff, GP's, Midwives, Early Years' settings, Schools, Voluntary and Community groups and Children's Services.

Torbay Children's Centres are run by Action For Children and have centres in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham offering drop in's, family support, workshops, fun play sessions, antenatal support, and much more for families and those preparing for parenthood.  Our Children's Centres contribute to ensuring that every child gets the best start in life and work towards better opportunities for parents, and a stronger and safer community.

Across Torbay, The Children's SocietyCheckpoint service provides a range of free and confidential information, advice and support services to children and young people aged 8-17.  This includes drug and alcohol support, return home interviews, and well-being service.

Who to contact

Contact Name
0 to 19 Torbay
Contact Position
Advice line
0300 333 5352
0 to 19 Torbay

We can be contacted on

Where to go

St Edmund's
Victoria Park Road

We have various bases across Torbay.

Other Details


This is a universal service.


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 18 years
Referral required
Referral Details

0 to 19 Torbay offer a service to all children and families either living in Torbay or attending school within Torbay.

You will most likely meet your Health Visitor towards the end of your pregnancy, however you can access the service up until your child is 19.  We can support you and your family on a variety of issues from family health, post natal depression, sleeping, feeding, minor illness, health promotion and emotional well-being.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Unfortunately The Children's Centre in Torquay is not wheelchair accessible

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Local Offer


How do we identify the particular healthcare needs of a child or young person with special educational needs

0 to 19 Torbay will offer your child regular developmental reviews and we work closely with our colleagues in other health care settings, nurseries and schools to provide practical help and Support.

We also run a number of groups in our Children's Centres to support your child with their development and socialisation skills.

We also have online Solihull short courses available to families and for young people, this can be accessed free of charge (Online Solihull courses the free access code is 'Tamar')

How do we consult with parents and/or children and young people about their needs?

We will meet with you, your child and your family to review and update the Family Health Needs Assessment.  We may use other assessments to get a clear picture of yours and your families need's.  this may be an opportunity to explore with you what help and support you may need.  It may be that we will discuss Early Help with you and talk about any additional support or resources that you and your family may find helpful.

How do we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs moving from children's services to adult service's?

The 0 to 19 Torbay service will work with young people up until the age of 19.  for those young people who need to move into adult services we will work with the family and young person to find the right resources to meet their individual needs.

How do we access and review progress towards agreed outcomes, and how are parent's, children and young people involved in this process?

The 0 to 19 Torbay service will communicate with families, children and young people in a variety of ways to suit their needs including British Sign Language and use of translators

How do we assess the effectiveness of our healthcare provision and how are parents, children and young people involved in this assessment?

As a service we actively encourage feedback.

Our website offers an opportunity to provide feedback about all of our services.