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Physical activity guidelines for children and young people

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Young People is an NHS Choices information page. To stay healthy or to improve health, children and young people need to do three types of physical activity each week: aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activity. The amount of physical activity you…

Physical activity guidelines for children under 5

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (under 5) is a NHS Choices information page. Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Parents will find the website useful to: learn how much physical activity is the…

Postnatal Depression

The ‘baby blues’ The ‘baby blues’ describes feelings of tearfulness, anxiety and irritability that many women experience 3 or 4 days after giving birth. These feelings are common and usually only last for a few days. Postnatal depression Around 1 in 10 mothers develop postnatal…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Ready for school

Starting at nursery or school is a big step. You can help prepare your child and help them to be successful and enjoy their time there. Below are some leaflets which have practical advice about getting your child ready for school: How to apply Immunisation…

Referral to Universal Services (formerly EHITS process)

This will be replacing the Early Help IT System (EHITS). Below are services you can refer to, with their referral criteria, referral form and contact details. To make a referral, you will need to scroll down to the service and download their referral form. When…

Relationships, Sexual Health and Education

Relationships and Sex Education Practitioners who have experience of teaching Relationships and sex education to young people with learning disabilities realise that on-going support over time and life stages is needed.  What is most important is that information on topics is given in honest and…

Resources to Support Schools in Promoting Pupil Health and Wellbeing

The following are useful resources to support schools in promoting pupil health and wellbeing within and outside the school curriculum.

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically and/or emotionally or due to…

School Uniform Support Scheme

We acknowledge that the last two years have been hard for everyone emerging from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we know that some families have been impacted more than others with the continued cost of living crisis. Wandsworth are pleased to launch our…