Child Health

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

A high temperature can be caused by many different things but it usually an indication of an infection. It is also common for children to have a slight fever after receiving their childhood immunisations.

For more information on what can cause a high temperature, what symptoms to look out for, and how to respond, visit:

This website also has a helpful video which contains all the essential information to ensure you keep your child safe and healthy.

You can also visit the NHS website:

The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

In this video, Kurzgesagt looks at how vaccines work and compares the impact of their side effects to the potential effect of the diseases they protect against.

View the Video 

CLCH Children’s and Young People Services

CLCH Children’s and Young People Services are committed to supporting children and families during the pandemic and have continued to offer support to families in line with Pan London and internal safeguarding guidance, alongside guidance related to faltering growth.

The service covers offers health visits, needs assessments, family support and more.


Tel: 0330 058 1679


Safer Sleep for Babies

The Lullaby Trust has provided this guide to safer sleep for babies in partnership with Public Health England and Unicef: sleep for babies – a guide for parents (PDF)

Beat It

Beat It is a fun and educational free programme all about getting active, trying new activities and leading a healthy lifestyle. The sessions are for all children aged 5-18 years who are above a healthy weight, and a parent/carer must attend with them.

Telephone: 020 8871 8386




Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

More information:

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

More information:

When Should I Worry?

Please see this useful online guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats: (PDF)

Child Safeguarding

For information on who can provide support and who you should report a concern to, please click here to access our Safeguarding Children leaflet

The signs of serious illness in Children

Call 999 or go to A&E if your child:

– has a stiff neck
– has a rash that doesn’t fade when you press a glass against it
– is bothered by light
– has a fit (febrile seizure) for the first time (they can’t stop shaking)
– has unusually cold hands and feet
– has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
– has a weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry
– is drowsy and hard to wake
– finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
– has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards (bulging fontanelle)

Infant Feeding - Community Breastfeeding Support

You can find about Community Breastfeeding Support in your area, incluiding helplines and online support: Infant Feeding (PDF)

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

More information:

Childhood Illness Guide

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions.

More information:

Child Vaccination Schedule

You can view the NHS Childhood Vaccine timeline on the NHS website: