Child Health Advice

When should I worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.When should I worry Booklet.pdf

The Bham Childrens Hospital have provided some fantastic videos on how to manage different children symptoms and illnesses.

Bham Children's Videos

Child Safety

If you are worried, or have any concerns about a child or a young person who you think may be abused, neglected or harmed, please contact:

• Solihull MASH Team on 0121 788 4300. If you are calling out of hours, call the emergency duty team on 0121 605 6060.

• Birmingham Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888. If you are calling out of working hours, call the emergency duty team on 0121 675 4806.

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: Rashes in babies and children

Vaccination planner

One of the best ways to protect your baby against diseases like measles, rubella, tetanus and meningitis is through immunisation. Your baby needs their first injections at eight weeks, then 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year.

Vaccinations are offered free of charge in the UK – just book your appointments with your GP. Remember, as well as protecting your own baby, you're also protecting other babies and children by preventing the spread of disease.

Download from: Vaccination guide


There are a range of CQC registered circumcision practitioners who can perform operations in Birmingham and Solihull, or in other areas. For their details, please visit and type in “circumcision” and the area or location.