Category Archives: Tri-Borough Healthy Early Years

Child Abuse and Neglect – New Guidance

This guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.

Click on the link to download this guidance document: Child Abuse and Neglect


Workplace Health Needs Assessment

It can be hard for employers to understand where to prioritise investment in staff health and wellbeing, especially when moving beyond the basic health and safety legislative requirements.

A health needs assessment can be a useful and simple way to gather anonymous information about the health of a company’s workforce, and also provide a baseline of data against which to track progress.

This document, Workplace Health Needs Assessment, published by Public Health England, provides practical advice for employers on workplace health and a tool for carrying out workplace health needs assessments.  It is for employers of all types and sizes.

Active 10 App

Public Health England have launched the free Active 10 app to get the nation active and reduce the risk of serious illnesses including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The interactive app encourages users to build 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily routine by setting goals, giving feedback and tracking progress.

For further information click on the link: Active 10 App

Health Protection in Schools Guidance

Public Health England have produced a practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

This guidance provides advice on:

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

To download this guide please click on the following link: Health Protection in Schools

No Pens Day Wednesday – 4th October 2017

The full suite of free resources for No Pens Day Wednesday 2017 from The Communication Trust is now live on their website.

With only a few weeks left until the big day, now is the perfect time to sign up! In addition to releasing their new 2017 activity pack, they have added over 15 new free lesson plans to the site (the total is now over 200, which includes over 20 plans specifically for early years settings) as well as a selection of new posters that you can use to publicise your No Pens Day Wednesday around your school.

Did you know that No Pens Day Wednesday  takes place during Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017? In association with the British Dyslexia Association, they have developed a document with some fantastic suggestions about how dyslexic students can be supported during No Pens Day.

To access all of these resources and to strengthen the focus on speech, language and communication skills in your school or setting, sign up here. 
Once you have registered you will be able to take part in No Pens Day Wednesday on 4th October 2017 (or whenever works best for you)! 

Immunising Pre-School Children against Flu

Flu is a common infection in babies and children and can be very unpleasant for them. Children under the age of five have the highest hospital admission rates for flu compared to other age groups.

The link to the information given below, is from Public Health England,  and is about the annual flu vaccination programme for preschool children. It is for those working in the early years sector to inform them about the programme and how they can support it. It is for nursery and preschool managers and staff, and childminders delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and those who provide informal childcare, such as nannies.

Immunising Pre-School Children against Flu