Developing well

All the news and publications from the Department relating to children growing up, from the age of 5 to 18.

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National Child Measurement Programme key findings published

The latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) were published by the NHS Information Centre today. The 2010/11 school year report includes analysis of the prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, … Read more → – National Child Measurement Programme key findings published

Personal health budgets update – October 2011

A pilot programme involving around half the primary care trusts in England is currently underway to test out personal health budgets in the NHS. The latest edition of the personal … Read more → – Personal health budgets update – October 2011

Watch the quit smoking TV ad

The Department’s second wave of its advertising campaign featuring real children, not actors, talking about how worried they are about their parents’ smoking, is running currently. The adverts encourage smokers to order … Read more → – Watch the quit smoking TV ad

All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

Young boy looking into distance

As the Department launches a second wave of its advertising campaign aimed at getting loved ones to quit smoking, new research reveals children’s anti-smoking attitudes. Featuring real children, not actors, … Read more → – All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

In spring 2011, we commissioned the Thomas Coram Research Unit to undertake an independent review of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Its aim was to take stock of progress … Read more → – A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

Get kids active this summer

Mother and child swimming

The Really Big Summer Adventure is the latest campaign from Change4Life. The aim is to inspire children and families to keep active and eat healthily over the summer holidays with … Read more → – Get kids active this summer

Child weight management programme and training providers framework

The child weight management programme and training providers framework has been developed to support local commissioning of weight management services for children and young people. Nine pre-qualified training provider organisations … Read more → – Child weight management programme and training providers framework