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17th October



CPHVA is keen to engage in discussion around the development of Children’s Trusts


The Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA) endorses the recognition of the particular needs of children given by Health Secretary Alan Milburn in his speech to the Annual Social Services conference, ‘For too long the specific needs of children have been neglected’, said Mark Jones, Director of the CPHVA. ‘Whilst there are many good examples of services tailored to meet the needs of children and young people, there are still far too many occasions when provision is fragmented, inappropriate, and uncoordinated’ ‘The proposal to bring together services under the auspices of a Children’s Trust is an innovative proposal and worthy of exploration. It is essential this is done with due emphasis on the value of health promotion and public health activity. In the past, examples of child health care directorates combining acute and primary care services have warped their provision toward clinical care and illness treatment with less consideration of the promotion of health and public health issues.’

There is a definite place for community practitioners and health visitors specialising in the provision of children’s services in a Trust such as that envisaged by the Health Secretary, and we look forward to working with him to further develop these ideas’

For further information please contact: Shaun Noble Professional Communications Officer CPHVA Tel: 07768 693940



Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA - the UK’s third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union