Guidance

National child measurement programme: operational guidance

Guidance for local commissioners, providers and schools on running the national child measurement programme (NCMP).

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National child measurement programme: Operational guidance 2018

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Deliverable elements of the national child measurement programme

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National child measurement programme 2018: Information for schools

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NCMP Specimen pre-measurement letter to head teachers

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Specimen pre-measurement letter to primary care practitioners

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Specimen pre-measurement letter to parents

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Pre-measurement leaflet for parents: school height and weight measurements

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Specimen letter to parents of children unable to be measured unaided

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Specimen result letters to parents

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Post-measurement leaflet for parents: top tips to keep your family healthy and happy

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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 Information for schools and Pre-measurement letter for head teachers have been revised and updated.

The NCMP Operational guidance 2018 has been revised and chapter 3 has been updated.

Useful resources for local authorities can be downloaded from the Change4Life campaign website.

Published 2 May 2014
Last updated 13 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Information for schools' and 'Specimen pre-measure letter to headteacher' documents. Old versions deleted.
  2. Uploaded the 'Specimen pre-measurement letter for parents' and the 'NCMP operational guidance' report.
  3. Guidance removed for urgent revisions. It will be republished during the week commencing 23 July 2018. Added link to leaflet on 'Top tips to keep your family health and happy'.
  4. Updated the: 'NCMP Operational Guidance', removed the 'NCMP and general data protection regulation advice: addendum 2018' and 'Specimen pre-measurement letter for parents'.
  5. Added 'NCMP and general data protection regulation advice: addendum 2018' to provide advice for local authorities and service providers.
  6. Updated 'specimen result letters to parents’.
  7. Added 'Pre-measurement leaflet for parents: school height and weight measurements'.
  8. Updated NCMP operational guidance.
  9. Updated operational guidance and information for schools.
  10. Updated for 2015 to 2016 school year.
  11. The 'Specimen pre-measurement letter to primary care practitioners' has been uploaded.
  12. The specimen letters have been updated and the NCMP key dates for the 2014 to 2015 school year have been added.
  13. May publication applies to the 2014 to 2015 school year. No change to document
  14. First published.