Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides
DH: From September 2008, parents of children who have been weighed & measured at school could automatically receive their child's results in a bid to get parents to be more aware about healthy lifestyles. The National Child Measurement Programme weighs & measures the height of all primary school children in reception class and Year 6 (aged 4-5 and 10-11).
The Government is urging Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to send parents the results so that parents don't have to ask for them. At this stage, about 40% of local primary health care trusts have said they intend to automatically contact parents in the next school year and a further 40% will decide when they see the new guidance issued this week, which will help PCTs implement this approach and includes example letters for parents.
Press release ~ The National Child Measurement Programme: guidance and resources ~ National Child Measurement Programme: 2006/07 school year, headline results ~ National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) Workshops 2008 ~ Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives ~ Tackling Child Obesity - First Steps ~ DH - Obesity ~ Information Centre for Health and Social Care