Our city is growing as the number of children and young people continues to rise. Salford's locality plan, Start Well, Live Well, Age Well, is the 'blueprint' for our health and care and outlines how we can prevent ill health in later life is by supporting all children in Salford to have the best start in life.

A healthy pregnancy, free from tobacco smoke and alcohol, high rates of breastfeeding, good early years provision and high levels of immunisation and vaccination, followed by a strong education with access to physical activity and a good diet, all help children to grow into healthy adults, preventing disease in later life.

In this section, you can find out where to go if you are pregnant, what baby social groups are available in Salford and download a copy of our common childhood illnesses handbook. 

You can also find out about Salford's Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and read the CAMHS Transformation Plan 2015-2020 about our plans to improve access to mental health sercices for children and young people in Salford. 

What do we mean by 'start well'?

  • I will grow up and achieve my potential in life, education and employment
  • I have parents/guardians who look after me
  • I am a healthy and active child