Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families: resource to support local authorities – Public Health England

This resource is made up of briefings and practice examples to promote healthy weight for children, young people and families as part of a whole systems approach. It supports: local authorities Clinical Commissioning Groups other NHS partners and non-government agencies

Evaluation of Wirral Life Education Centre on the health and wellbeing of primary school children – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An evaluation of a national charity working locally with primary schools, parents and carers, and others in the community to help children make healthy choices.

Summary Report: Findings from a sex and relationships education pilot programme in schools in North West England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report that finds: Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) was well received by both students and teachers; findings highlight the need to strengthen teacher training and the systematic use of materials, and encourage the sourcing of external expertise. The pilot SRE

Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in children of primary school age: Winter season 2017 to 2018: Final data for 1 September 2017 to 31 January 2018 – Public Health England

This report focuses on results from the final end of season data submitted to PHE for children of school years reception to Year 4 between May and June 2018.  The school-level data returns presented in this report include additional analysis on consents, refusals,

The complete routine immunisation schedule from autumn 2018 – Public Health England

This immunisation schedule includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017.

Routine childhood immunisations from autumn 2018 (born on or after 1 August 2017) – Public Health England

This routine childhood immunisation schedule (autumn 2018) includes the new Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme. It is suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017.

Evaluation of the Wirral Health Services in School Programme – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Health Services in School is a secondary school based health and wellbeing weekly drop-in clinic for pupils, funded by Wirral Borough Council. It is delivered in the majority of secondary schools in Wirral. The Applied Health & Wellbeing Partnership were

An evaluation of the Wirral National Child Measurement Programme telephone pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Childhood obesity is one of the major public health concerns in the UK, and reducing its prevalence remains a priority. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a government initiative which was established by the Department of Health in 2005.

The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: information for healthcare practitioners – Public Health England

This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on vaccinating children with an egg allergy further resources

National Child Measurement Programme: Operational guidance 2018 – Public Health England

This guidance document advises local commissioners and providers of the NCMP on how the programme should be implemented. This helps to maintain the high quality of the programme, supports a cost effective approach and helps local partners to ensure that

Protecting children during an outbreak: immunisation in schools – Public Health England

This guidance covers: the rationale behind offering vaccination in schools during an outbreak the evidence of the effectiveness of programmes delivered in schools a range of consent advice It is available to download only and is suitable for healthcare professionals,

Positive environments where children can flourish: A guide for inspectors about physical intervention and restrictions of liberty – Ofsted

This guidance sets out an approach to the use of physical intervention, restraint and restriction of liberty that is centred on children having a positive environment to live and learn in, and one where staff interact positively with children.

Supporting the public health nursing workforce: health visitors and school nurses delivering public health for children and young people (0-19): Guidance for employers – Public Health England

Guidance for employers of health visiting and school nursing teams to help support recruitment and retention of health visitors and school nurses, to sustain the quality and consistency of local services.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Framework Supporting young people to prevent unplanned pregnancy and develop healthy relationships – Public Health England and the Local Government Association

This framework aims to help local areas assess their teenage pregnancy prevention programmes to: see what’s working well identify any gaps take a multi-agency whole-system approach to prevent unplanned pregnancies and support young people to develop healthy relationships.  

Poverty and child health: views from the frontline – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Poverty and child health: views from the frontline, is based on a survey of more than 250 paediatricians across the country, whose comments provide an insight into the grave reality of life for the millions of UK children living in

Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education – House of Commons Education and Health Committees

Schools and colleges have a front line role in promoting and protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being. Education and mental health services need to work closely together to plan the most effective way of improving children and

Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education – House of Commons Education and Health Committees

Schools and colleges have a front line role in promoting and protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being. Education and mental health services need to work closely together to plan the most effective way of improving children and

School Meals: Transforming a Feeding Culture into an Eating Culture – Obesity Action Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland report suggesting improvements to school meals could play an important part in reducing childhood obesity. It finds school dinners vary ‘dramatically’ across Scotland, with many primary schools serving puddings more often than soup.  The report calls on

The Troubled Families programme (England): (Briefing Paper CBP-7585) – House of Commons Library

This House of Commons Library briefing looks at the design, policy debate, outcomes and results of the Troubled Families programme in England, a targeted family intervention programme run by local authorities. The most recent update to this briefing paper includes information

Understanding Childhoods: Growing Up in Hard Times – The Children’s Society

Based on interviews with 60 children this report highlights the impact of repeated moves for children living in poverty. It finds children are shouldering a number of burdens as a result of growing up in poverty: making long journeys to