This section presents data relating to the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). The HCP begins in early pregnancy and ends at adulthood, and is commissioned as one programme covering all stages of childhood.
The programme for the early life stages focuses on a universal preventative service, providing families with a programme of screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting. The programme from 5 to 19 year olds sets out the recommended framework of universal and progressive services for children and young people to promote optimal health and wellbeing. It outlines suggested roles and responsibilities for commissioners, health, education, local authority and other partners to encourage the development of high-quality services.
The data reported here includes both aspects of the programme. The first section looks at commissioning of the various elements of the programme for the universal child population and any service level agreements in place for this. The latter section looks at the actual service delivery of these elements of the programme and who is contracted to do so.
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Relevant Policy Documents
- HCP: Department of Health (2009) Healthy Child Programme: pregnancy and the first five years of life. London: Department of Health.
- HCP: Department of Health (2009) Healthy Child Programme from 5 to 19 years old. London: Department of Health.