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About this site

Health for Kids: Grownups is specifically for parents and carers of primary school aged children.

Style

This website contains information to support you during a child’s primary school years.

The information provided is concise, clear and easy to understand. The content is therefore conversational and avoids the use of detailed medical terminology wherever possible.


Support

The website is primarily a health information and promotion website, covering important features of a child’s health and development, including healthy minds, healthy bodies, health issues and where to get professional help and support.

Users can also find out about accessing support from local services.   This website is not about managing serious illnesses for which more specialist websites already exist, but we’ve signposted to them where they are applicable.


Clinical experts

All content has been produced by school nurses and a whole range of other health and wellbeing experts.


Partnerships

This website is delivered in partnership between NHS providers across the UK including; Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Hertfordshire Community Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council & Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust, Coventry School Nursing, Solihull School Nursing and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.  Each of the partners has a local area section on the website which includes local information. To receive an information pack about how you can have your local information on this website, please contact us.


Co-design

Parents, carers and families have been actively involved in developing all aspects of this website.  Involving service users in campaigns, further development and content helps make sure it reflects what is important to them.


Operators

This website is owned and operated by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.


Operational management

All of the commercial and operational elements of this website are managed by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Digital Development Team.  Day to day operations are governed by a group of senior NHS managers which also steers the strategic direction of this website.


Clinical management

Clinical management is delivered by the Healthy Together Team in Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Division of Families, Young People and Children’s Services.


Evidence based

The content published on this website is evidence based health information in line with NHS standards, including NICE Guidelines.


Safety and Governance

All of the content is reviewed through a rigorous clinical governance process.  The review panel is robustly governed by formal group of specialist public health practitioners and other specialists from different areas of healthcare practice.  The group is chaired at director level.   We follow these principles:

Content development

All content is evidence-based, informed by research, practice and from the direct experience of clinicians, other health professionals, patients and the wider public.

Accountability

We follow national NHS standards frameworks which require us to be able to evidence robust clinical risk management plans and processes.

Training

All staff accessing the content management system of this website have completed relevant training.

Privacy

This website has a clear privacy notice which it explicitly adheres to.

Final Review

Before any content containing clinical information is finally published, it is reviewed by a content management board staffed by expert professionals including clinicians, a quality lead, a digital engagement lead and digital nurse practitioners.

Recurrent Review

Content is reviewed and updated at least every three years.  Any updates will be published in line with changes to practice.  Next review and last review dates are published on all content.

Local partners

All information in local areas sections is managed by the respective partner organisation.  All NHS organisations are bound by the same clinical governance frameworks.


Editorial standards

We are committed to high editorial and ethical standards in the provision of all content on this website.  We are committed to providing easily accessible objective, trustworthy information and guidance which enables young people to take ownership of their health.  We follow these principles:

Accuracy

The content is accurate, evidence based and in line with NHS policies and practices.

Involvement

User feedback is always sought to ensure that all content is easily accessible, relevant and current.

Impartiality and diversity of opinion

All content is objective, impartial and non-judgemental.  It is reflective of our diverse audience in the wide communities we serve.

Taste and decency

All content is suitable for the target audience.  We will not include material that might reasonably be deemed offensive.  Where content includes sensitive information it will be clearly flagged.

Advertising

This website is not funded through any corporate funding which may have an impact in impartiality, such as advertising revenue.


Liability

Whilst we review any external content which we provide links to, we will not be held liable for any issues relating to the upkeep of third party websites.  Nor will we be held liable for damage or losses arising from website use or loss of website use (during service interruptions).


Feedback and complaints

In order to continually improve this website, we welcome your feedback and comments.  You can request for us to get in touch to receive and discuss your comments if you contact us.


If you need support

Should any information found on this site raise any personal issues for you, please contact a health professional.