The NSW Health system and health workers play a key role in assisting children and families to achieve health and wellbeing.
NSW Health provides a range of health care services to children and their families. Health services specifically provided for children and their families include:
- Early childhood health services
- Family care centres
- Residential family care centres
- Parent help telephone lines
- Child and family teams in community health services
- Child protection services
- Child and adolescent mental health services
- Children's wards in general hospitals
- Having a Baby
- Specialist children's hospitals
General practitioners, as major providers of care within the primary health care system, are key partners in the provision of health services for children and their families. To maximise the opportunities to improve the health of children, it is also important for the health system to maintain strong partnerships with other relevant government departments, local government, non-government organisations, health professionals and the families of children.