As students are welcomed into the new academic year, we know how important schools and colleges are to their health and wellbeing. Find out more about the actions taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in schools and the steps to take if a student tests positive.
Giving children and young people the best start in life
Posts relating to PHE Priority 4: Giving children and young people the best start in life
This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week, and this year we’re focusing on how partners and the wider family can support new mothers to breastfeed.
The modernised Healthy Child Programme will help ensure every child can thrive and achieve - we want all children to be ready to learn at 2, ready for school at 5 and ready for life when they reach adulthood. Find out more about the new resources in this blog.
Public health programmes are essential in promoting and protecting the health of school-aged children. This blog sets out the principles to consider when supporting the restart of programmes safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, local government, health, education and other public services have sought to make sure that vulnerable children are protected. As we look ahead, these children and their families remain central to our public health plans and ambitions.
This blog highlights the work of public health nurses, health visitors, midwifes and school nurses to support children, young people and families, and provide critical public health interventions including immunisation.
Ensuring children are able to get the best from school is vital; not enough children are starting school with the range of skills they need to succeed – two in every five children in the capital are not ready for …
The health visiting service has been transformed in recent years to improve access, experience, outcomes and contribute to reducing health inequalities. This is the story of what's been achieved through more health visitors and renewed vision. Follow @VivJBennett or https://vivbennett.blog.gov.uk/
Over the years, we in PHE have had many requests for data for small geographical areas, particularly for electoral wards. Through our work leading the National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network we have seen that while those working …
The ‘best start for all our children’ is vital for a healthy and thriving future society. All the evidence shows us that what happens in early childhood and the developing years’ impacts on health and well-being and life chances throughout …