Understanding the impact of the Widnes Vikings Game Changer programme – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The role of the voluntary and community sector in delivering activities to reduce inequalities has been recognised within recent public health policy and practice. This asset-based approach builds on the 2010 Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ (DH,

Case for Change: Self-harm in children and young people – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Report on self-harm, covering children and young people aged 5-24 years in the 9 local authority areas in Cheshire and Merseyside. The report includes a review of relevant literature on self-harm, available local and national data, an overview of the

Is it all smoke without fire? Welsh Primary School Children’s Perceptions of Electronic Cigarettes

The increasing popularity and rapid growth of electronic cigarettes has raised considerable concern about their impact on children and young people. Concerns relate to electronic cigarettes acting as a potential gateway to tobacco smoking for young never-smokers, increased experimentation leading

Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children – HM Government

This 2018 version replaces the 2015 version. The transitional guidance helps explain how to move to the newrrangements. The statutory framework sets out the legislation relevant to safeguarding and it should be read alongside the statutory guidance. Statutory guidance is

Statistical commentary: health visitor service delivery metrics, quarter 4, 2017 to 2018 – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

Child development outcomes at 2 to 2½ years Quarter 4 (January to March 2018): Statistical Commentary – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track to what extent children aged 2 to and a half years in their local area are achieving the expected levels of development.  The data is collected from the health

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

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees of Session 2017-19 on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’. It also gives the Governments response to the consultation on the Green Paper. This consultation

Fostering Better Outcomes: The Government response to the Education Select Committee report into fostering and Foster Care in England – Department for Education

This document sets out the government’s response to that report and to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into fostering. The response sets out the steps the government are taking to improve the outcomes and well-being of children in care.

Fostering: First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Education Committee

Foster care is an invaluable part of the care system, providing thousands of children and young people with safe, loving and stable homes and family environments. Yet the foster care system in England is currently under pressure: the number of

Health of women before and during pregnancy: health behaviours, risk factors and inequalities An initial analysis of the Maternity Services Dataset antenatal booking data – Public Health England

A national report on risk factors and inequalities. It can be used at a local level to identify variation in women’s health, before and in the early stages of a pregnancy.  It shows: how to provide preconception care with a

Making the Case for Preconception Care: Planning and preparation for pregnancy to improve maternal and child health outcomes – Public Health England

A report for Local Maternity Systems and their wider systems partners. It covers: the impact of preconception health ways to improve birth outcomes ways to reduce inequalities through embedding preconception care

Children’s Public Health 0 to 5 Years – Interim National Reporting process for the universal health visiting service: full guidance for local authority members of staff 2018/19 – Public Health England

Extends existing PHE interim reporting arrangements on commissioning of universal health visiting reviews for children because while the longer-term strategic solution for data collection and reporting for these metrics is the  Community Services data set (CSDS) formerly the Children and Young Peoples

Childhood obesity: a plan for action: Chapter 2 – Department of Health and Social Care

Outlines the actions the government will take towards its goal of halving childhood obesity and reducing the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030. This follows a reductions industry has delivered a 2%

Childhood obesity: a plan for action – Cabinet Office, Department of Health and Social Care, HM Treasury, and Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street

The government’s plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging: industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active

Public Spending on Children in England: 2000 to 2020 – The Children’s Commissioner

This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over