Winter planning: Support to children and families

Viv Bennett, Chief Public Health Nurse and Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England to Directors of Nursing, have published a joint letter about winter planning to support children and families.

The letter states that professionals – health visitors, school nurses, designated safeguarding officers and nurses supporting children with SEND should not be redeployed to other services and should be supported to provide services through in pregnancy, early years (0-19) and to the most vulnerable families. They highlight that sustaining support for families’ needs to be a priority if short and long term harms are to be prevented, identified and mitigated.

You can read the letter in full below.