Category Archives: Barnet Healthy Early Years

THINK! Child Road Safety Campaign

The THINK! child road safety campaign includes more than 50 free resources to make it easier for parents, teachers and road safety officers to teach children aged 3 – 16 to be safer on our roads.

Children are being urged to ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ in our new road safety campaign which featured CiTV presenter Sam Homewood assisting a road safety lesson with Holy Family School in Walthamstow.

Children may benefit from interactive ways of learning – so a range of resources which include lesson plans, games and educational films with photographs and illustrations created by students from Farnborough Sixth Form College have been produced:

Skin-to-Skin Contact

Unicef have produced this guidance on what skin-to-skin contact is, why it is important and what happens during skin-to-skin contact.

Skin-to-Skin contact helps a baby to adjust to life outside the womb and is highly important for supporting mothers to initiate breastfeeding and to develop a close, loving relationship with their baby.

The accompanying video covers both the theory and practice of skin to skin as well as what it can mean to mothers and babies meeting each other for the first time.

Guidance: Health Protection in Schools and other Childcare Facilities

Public Health England (PHE) have published this practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

This updated guide published in 2017 provides advice on:

  • preventing the spread of infections,
  • which diseases to vaccinate for,
  • how long to keep children away from school,
  • managing infectious diseases
  • and cleaning the environment.

Click on the link to read the guide: Health Protection in Schools and other Childcare Facilities

Healthier Weight Promotion: Consistent Messaging

Public Health England has published a suite of resources focused on promoting a healthier weight for children, young people and families. These resources are intended to support health and care professionals to be consistent and provide a core set of healthy weight messages throughout the life course.

The resources consist of:

  • a set of infographics for use in practice;
  • and a set of training tools for consistent messaging – during preconception and maternity, from birth to 5 years, and from age 5 to 18 years.
  • There is also a child obesity video on how to promote a healthier weight.

To find out more click here


Sepsis Resources – for Parents and Carers of Children

The Clinical Policy Unit at NHS England has provided links to resources around sepsis which would be helpful for parents/and carers of children.

The resources they recommend are: