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Healthy Child, Healthy Future: A Framework for the Universal Child Health Promotion Programme in Northern Ireland - Pregnancy to 19 Years

Creator:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI)

Subject Keywords: Child Health
Set: Obesity
Type: Framework
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The First Minister and Deputy First Minister, through the OFMDFM Strategy, ‘our Children and Young People - our Pledge’, (2006), aim to improve the life chances for children and young people to ensure that every child, irrespective of race, gender, religious belief, age, sexual orientation, disability, background or circumstances gets the best start in life and the support they need to fulfil their potential.

The fourth edition of Health for All Children (Hall 4), published in December 2002, promoted the gradual shift from a highly medical model of screening, to one with a greater emphasis on health promotion, primary prevention and active intervention for children at risk. This provided a framework for connecting the range of different policies and spheres of activity that support children and young people’s health and development in the early years and beyond. Health for All Children: Guidance and Principles of Practice for Professional Staff (2006) set out a universal core programme of child health contacts for every family, wherever they lived in

Northern Ireland. It recognised that as individual families are unique there was a need to be flexible and innovative to ensure that all families were able to access and benefit from the advice, support and services that are available to the

 

Date:

01/05/2010

Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI). (2010) Healthy Child, Healthy Future: A Framework for the Universal Child Health Promotion Programme in Northern Ireland - Pregnancy to 19 Years [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/754444 [Accessed: 18th January 2018].

  

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