School-based education programmes for the prevention of unintentional injuries in children and young people

Baby's Healthcare

The aim of this Cochrane Review was to assess the effects of school-based educational programmes for the prevention of injuries in children, evaluate their impact on improving children’s safety skills, behaviour and practices, and knowledge, and assess their cost-effectiveness.

Cochrane Library, December 2016

Transition from children’s to adults’ services. NICE quality standard QS140

This NICE quality standard covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children’s health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults’ services. It includes young people with mental health problems, with disabilities, with long-term, life-limiting or complex needs, in secure settings or under the care of local authorities.

Effects of statewide health promotion in primary schools: a cluster randomized trial


Based on the World Health Organization’s global school health initiative this study investigated intervention effects of statewide health promotion in schools on the numbers of children’s sick days and visits to a physician, and parental days off work due to child illness.

School-based health promotion slightly reduces sick days in first grade children. Subsequently, parents may not need to stay off work themselves. Small individual effects add up to larger benefits in a statewide implementation of health promotion. Additionally, health promotion may also positively contribute to school success.