Your child at school

The National Child Measurement Programme

This NHS programme in reception and year 6 of primary school aims to help children achieve a healthy weight.

Healthier lunchboxes

Make sure your child's lunchbox provides a healthy, nutritionally balanced lunch.

Is my child too ill for school?

All children miss school occasionally due to illness. But not every minor health issue has to mean a day off.

Bullying: advice for parents

Bullying is a big concern for many parents and carers. Find out what you can do to help your child.

Long-term health conditions at school

If your child has a long-term health condition, they may need support at school. Find out what to expect.

'My daughter was bullied'

Maria describes how her daughter Sam was bullied in her first year at secondary school.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Child health 6-15

Information on child health, including healthy diet, fitness, sex education and exam stress

Children's sleep

Get advice on dealing with common sleep problems affecting babies, children and teenagers

Your child's safety

The vast majority of adults would never harm a child, but it's still important to keep your child safe and be aware of the possible dangers

Learning disability

Find out how to support someone with a learning disability, including their education and coping with challenging behaviour