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Department of Health publishes Early Years High Impact Areas for commissioners
The Department of Health has produced six documents to support local authorities and other stakeholders through the transition to commissioning children’s public health services, including health visitors.
New English breastfeeding data released, but quality needs to improve
New breastfeeding data for Q4 of 2013/14 in England has been released by the Department of Health.
UNICEF UK statement on draft NICE guidance on co-sleeping and SIDS
Statement on NICE draft guidance on SIDS and co-sleeping, published 3 July 2014.
UNICEF UK ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson visits Southern General Hospital
Former Manchester United manager and UNICEF UK Ambassador, Sir Alex Ferguson has visited the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow to support UNICEF’s partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to Put Children First.
Response to queries about milk-testing
UNICEF UK is not aware of any reason why women should get their breastmilk tested for nutrients
Public Health England publishes Child Health Profiles 2014
Public Health England has published The Child Health Profiles 2014. This provides a picture of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using 32 key health indicators, and enables comparison at local, regional and national levels.
Baby Friendly Initiative Statement on the provision of Infant Formula at Food Banks
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative has received a number of queries regarding the provision of infant formula to parents of babies when accessing food banks. After consultation with relevant experts and organisations the following statement has been prepared. Organisations are welcome to use this statement (written April 2014) as the basis for their own policies and guidelines.
Going Baby Friendly: Revised guidance for implementation
Along with the restructured Going Baby Friendly section on the website, we have made available all the revised documents you will need for your journey through the stages to accreditation, according to our new standards.
Photo Gallery: Baby Friendly Conference Day 2
Our 2013 conference took place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow on 27 & 28 November.
ACAS publishes guidance on breastfeeding at work
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), the Government’s employment advice service, has published guidance for employers on supporting breastfeeding upon a mother’s return to work.
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