Sure Start Children's Centres provide services to promote and support the health and wellbeing of all children, from pregnancy through the first five years of life, in line with the Healthy Child Programme.
If you require information on health issues, call in at your local Children's Centre, or them on the numbers below.
North areas: 01691 656513
Central and Market Drayton areas: 01743 452400
South areas: 01694 723465
Benefits of breastfeeding - NHS
How to breastfeed, breastfeeding questions and answers, what mothers have to say and other useful information.
For information on Breastfeeding Peer Support in Shropshire, and for useful local and national contact numbers, click on the links and attachments on this page.
Infant feeding policy
Access to the full policy on breastfeeding.
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
CAPT offers a range of professional services supporting parents and professionals aiming to reduce accidental childhood injuries.
Child safety in the home - make a change make a difference - Directgov
Useful information and tips on how to reduce the risk of accidents to children by making some small changes at home.
Dental Health Foundation
The foundation is the leading UK-based independent charity working to bring about improved standards of oral health care.
Foods Standards Agency - Healthy Lunchboxes
To help parents give their children varied and balanced lunchboxes, the agency has put together some practical tips and suggestions, along with other practical and useful healthy eating advice.
The country's biggest health website, helping you to control your healthcare and make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions such as smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using the NHS.
NHS Direct is at the forefront of 24-hour health care - delivering telephone and e-health information services day and night direct to the public. Their health encyclopaedia allows you to access information and advice on a range of conditions, surgical procedures, medications, and health issues.
Change4Life - NHS
Change4Life provides information and advice on eating more healthily and being more active.
With Healthy Start, you may be able to get free vouchers every week to swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You may also be able to get free vitamins.
We are currently conducting a short online survey about infant feeding and would very much appreciate your feedback.
Please click on the link below to complete the survey.