You will first come into contact with Birmingham Forward Steps with antenatal (pre-birth) support, which then progresses through early years onto pre-school and continues until your child has started school.
Identifying a child’s needs early is key to giving them the best start in life and ensuring parents receive the support they need. You will have contact with your Health Visiting Team at five key points during your child’s pre-school years either at home or in a clinic which will be pre-arranged with you. A range of locations in your district will offer support to help with children’s health and wellbeing.
There’s a wide range of support available, including well-baby clinics, stay and play sessions and much more.
Birmingham Forward Steps is made up of five strategic partners:
Please click the link to download a glossary of roles within Birmingham Forward Steps.
Please click the link to download the glossary of Birmingham Forward Steps Services.
In order to provide you and your child with a service that meets your needs and expectations, it is necessary for the Birmingham Forward Steps partners to hold, process and use some personal data.
Click Here to download an information sheet about how and why we collect and use your data, whom to contact if you have any concerns and how you go about accessing the personal information held about you and/or your child.
Experienced professionals from health, social care, early education and the voluntary and community sector have brought together a wealth of knowledge and experience of supporting Birmingham’s communities to lead Birmingham Forward Steps.
For the latest information about Birmingham City Council’s commitment to providing services for all Birmingham children and families, please visit the website. The needs of each community have been considered carefully in deciding where families can access services. Each of ten Birmingham districts (parlimentary constituencies) will offer the full range of services with extra support available in areas of higher need. Early years hubs will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and if communities need more flexible opening there will also be weekend and evening access. There will also be a network of satellites and outreach venues delivering services in community locations such as community and faith venues, and GP practices.
Available for some families where more support is required.
These will be delivered in groups and one-to-one sessions in the home based on need, to include the following: