Children and young people develop in many ways and at different rates. As your child grows older, they are also learning new skills and developing socially and emotionally.
Sometimes development can be slower than you expect (physically or emotionally), or you notice something different about your child or young person.
How Can I Support My Child's Development?
If you are concerned about your child's development it is important to seek support and advice. You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
If you have concerns about your child's development, a member of our 0-19 team is able to complete an assessment of your child and refer to other services as needed, including: community paediatrician, speech and language therapy, hearing assessment, and vision assessment.
If your child attends school, nursery or a registered childminder, talk to them about your worries – they will be able to work with you to build your child’s skills and advise on any next steps needed.
To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.