Good Practice Briefing - Supporting Homeless Children: Guidance for Health Visitors

By: Shelter  Published: March 2010


This good practice briefing discusses the ways in which health visitors can engage more effectively with homeless children and their families.

Summary

It identifies examples of organisations that promote good practice and discusses the services they provide. Although specialist health visitors or health teams for homeless families have been introduced in a number of areas, many more are still without such services, and links between housing providers and health services and the homeless sector are not as well developed.