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.

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.

Bullying: advice for parents

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

'My daughter was bullied'

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

Learning disability

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

Children's sleep

Find out how to help your child sleep well and get the right amount of sleep, from newborn babies to teenagers.

Child 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.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you