Barking & Dagenham

Supporting and encouraging schools to develop and deepen their focus on health and wellbeing to support the attainment, achievement and happiness of their pupils, staff and wider school communities.

Healthy Schools London Awards and Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme for Schools


Health Education Partnership have been commissioned by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Children's Services to provide free support to primary and secondary schools with the following programmes.

Healthy Schools London (HSL) Awards (latest news)
HSL Bronze Award
Schools complete a review to demonstrate they have maintained/achieved the requirements of Healthy Schools Status. There are a number of criteria relating to both the school curriculum and the emotional and physical learning environment that schools need to fulfil in order to achieve Healthy School Status.
HSL Silver and Gold Awards
Once schools have achieved Healthy Schools Status they can move on to the next level which enables them to understand and improve the specific health and wellbeing needs of their pupils.
Schools will identify the main health priorities for their pupils and devise new enhanced projects, practices and interventions to target these priorities. Example health priorities might include healthy weight, emotional health and wellbeing, and oral health.

Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme for Schools
Schools engaging with the Programme will receive guidance and support to:

  • Address Domestic Abuse (DA) and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) preventatively using the whole school approach;
  • Strengthen school safeguarding policy and procedures and embed best practice;
  • Increase teacher confidence to address DA sensitively and safely;
  • Contribute to the improvement of pupils’ mental health and wellbeing;
  • Increase pupils’ skills and abilities to form healthy relationship and seek support when in need;
  • Increase early identification and prevention of DA cases; and
  • Meet the DfE statutory guidance on Relationships and Sex Education, Relationships Education and Health Education, September 2020.


Healthy Schools London Awards
Please contact Becky Casey.
Tel: 0773 444 5826
Directory of Services

Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme
Please contact Viktorija Zdanoviciute.
Tel: 0788 958 3667

Please note: The resources below are only for schools that are part of the local programme. Please contact Becky for password.

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