Guidance

Supporting public health: children, young people and families

Documents to support local authorities and providers in commissioning and delivering children's public health services aged 0 to 19 years.

Documents

Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas

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Early years high impact area 1: transition to parenthood

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Early years high impact area 2: maternal mental health

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Early years high impact area 3: breastfeeding

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Early years high impact area 4: healthy weight, healthy nutrition

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Early years high impact area 5: managing minor illness and reducing accidents

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Early years high impact area 6: health, wellbeing and development of the child aged 2

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 1: resilience and emotional wellbeing

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 2: reducing risky behaviours

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 3: improving lifestyles

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 4: maximising learning and achievement

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 5: supporting complex and additional health and wellbeing needs

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School aged years 5 to 19 high impact area 6: seamless transition and preparation for adulthood

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Details

These documents identify 6 areas where health visitors have the highest impact on the health and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years and a further 6 areas for school aged children from 5 to 19 years.

Download supporting infographics aimed at health visitors and school nurses for:

  • the 4-5-6 approach for health visiting and school nursing
  • helping children and families achieve their potential: the Troubled Families programme
  • immunisation: protect, prevent, promote
  • improving oral health for children and young people

There is also a pathway and infographic for understanding female genital mutilation (FGM) to help midwives, health visitors, school nurses and practice nurses support women and girls at risk of or following FGM.

The documents are mainly intended for use by commissioners of health visiting and school nursing, and local authorities, to ensure that health visiting and school nursing services are commissioned effectively.

Commissioning children and young people’s public health services in the responsibility of the local authority.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 1 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated high impact area guidance for early years, added documents for school aged years high impact areas and links to supporting infographics.
  2. First published.