Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, December 2018
The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health and wellbeing and improving outcomes for children, young people, families and communities.
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Office of the Children’s Commissioner, October 2018
This report looks at how many babies might be vulnerable in this way and presents the facts about the sort of risks even very young children are being exposed to. Much of the data is missing; however, we are publishing the best estimates we can give of the numbers of babies living in high-risk households. A more detailed technical report explains some of the factors which affect the calculations2 – namely, that very little data is collected or collated about vulnerable babies, and that the data which does exist is often reported for children in age brackets (0-4) and not broken down for babies under a year old.
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Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, July 2018
Report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) thatconsiders evidence on the impact of infant feeding on short and longer term health outcomes for infants and mothers. It also considers factors that influence eating behaviour and diversification of the diet and makes recommendations on feeding in the first year of life. SACN’s conclusions are largely consistent with existing advice on infant feeding, the introduction of solid foods and diversification of the infant diet.
- Breastfeeding makes an important contribution to infant and maternal health. SACN recommends retaining existing advice for women to exclusively breastfeed for around the first 6 months and to continue breastfeeding for at least the first year of life once solid foods have been introduced. SACN recommends that infants are not introduced to solid foods until around 6 months of age.
- Recommends that a wide variety of solids foods, including iron-containing foods should be introduced in an age appropriate form from around 6 months of age. The types of food, flavours and textures offered should become increasingly diverse throughout the complementary feeding period. SACN noted that new foods may need to be presented to infants on many occasions before they are accepted, particularly as infants get older.
- Recommends that advice on complementary feeding should state that foods containing peanut and hen’s egg can be introduced from around 6 months of age and need not be differentiated from other solid foods. The deliberate exclusion of peanut or hen’s egg beyond 6 to 12 months of age may increase the risk of allergy to the same foods.
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The January issue of Community Practitioner has been published. This issue includes articles on period poverty, peanut allergy, and the link between neglect and unemployment.
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The November edition of Community Practitioner has been published. This issue includes articles on flu hospitalization risk for children with older siblings, childhood infection linked to coeliac disease, and rates of breastfeeding in the UK.
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The July edition of Community Practitioner has been published. This issue includes articles on child obesity, sleep problems in children, and the risk to child health of difficult family break-ups.
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Institute of Health Visiting, May 2017
The Institute of Health Visiting has produced a new Good Practice Points publication and a new e-learning module aimed at helping health visitors to spot the signs of an individual in Domestic Slavery (DS) and what to do about it, in support of the Government campaign “Spot the Signs”.
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