National Child Measurement Programme: Operational guidance 2019 – Public Health England

The National child measurement programme (NCMP) is part of the government’s commitment to dealing with the public health challenge of excess weight. The NCMP Operational guidance 2018 has been revised and chapter 3 has been updated. this document provides guidance

School Sport and Activity Action Plan – Department for Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and Department of Health and Social Care

A cross-government action plan to provide pupils with greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day. The action plan: outlines a range of new measures to strengthen the role of sport within a young person’s

Choose Childhood: building a brighter future for our children – Action for Children

Action for Children report that identifies the urgent need for investment in support that helps children and young people face challenges, and the need to provide support early, before problems reach crisis point.  The report also explores how childhoods have

Complete routine immunisation schedule 2019 – Public Health England

Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. This immunisation schedule includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible teenagers.

Routine childhood immunisations from autumn 2019 – Public Health England

Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations. This routine childhood immunisation schedule (autumn 2019) includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible

The National Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme 2019/20: Information for healthcare practitioners – Public Health England

Provides information on the flu vaccination programme for children, the vaccine and how to administer it.  This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health – Bernado’s

Using the internet and social media is an important part of life for children and young people.  It can be a positive opportunity to learn, to connect with friends and family and to have fun. However, internet use can also

Children’s Funeral Fund for England: (Briefing Paper Number CBP08610) – House of Commons Library

This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the establishment of a fund which will pay the fees charged by burial and cremation authorities, and some associated expenses, in respect of the funeral in England of a child under the age

Child sexual exploitation: How public health can support prevention and intervention: Literature search to identify the latest international research about effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation – Public Health England

This literature search is a summary of the latest international research about effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.

Child sexual exploitation: How public health can support prevention and intervention – Public Health England

This report summarises the emerging evidence from the UK on the issue of child sexual exploitation. It provides practice examples to support local public health leaders to establish a public health framework for prevention and intervention.

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards – first published in 2013, and refreshed in

Updated guidelines on post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for varicella/shingles – Public Health England

Guidance on the use and ordering of varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG).  Varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) is a scarce blood product that is offered to individuals at high risk of severe chickenpox following an exposure. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is offered to

Statutory funding for children’s hospice and palliative care charities in England 2018/19 – Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives survey of 27 children’s hospices in England shows that NHS and local council cuts are hitting lifeline care for seriously ill children. The report calls on NHS England to keep its promise to protect the Children’s

Guidance: High security psychiatric services directions 2013: arrangements for visits by children – Department of Health and Social Care

The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers when arranging visits by children to patients in high security hospitals.

Advocacy for children: Children and young people’s advocacy in England – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner report that aims to take stock of advocacy provided by local authorities three years on and to highlight ongoing issues observed by the Children’s Commissioner’s Help at Hand service, which provides advice and help to children in care.

Ignoring the Alarms follow-up: Too many avoidable deaths from eating disorders: Seventeenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

In December 2017, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) published Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients. That report included five recommendations relating to: the training of doctors and other medical professionals; the quality and availability of

Rare jewels: specialised parent-infant relationship teams in the UK – Parent Infant Partnership UK

This research shows that NHS children and young people’s mental health commissioners are overlooking the needs of the youngest children. Forty-two per cent of areas in England do not accept referrals for children aged two and under even though commissioners