Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years
The Public Health Department of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster are seeking to commission a Provider to deliver a Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years Service using a one-stage procurement process. The aim of the healthy schools and healthy early years’ service is to support RBKC and WCC schools and early years’ settings to drive improvement in the health and wellbeing of their school and early years’ communities. Healthy schools and healthy early years play a critical role in harnessing the influence of schools/settings in tacking major health priorities by adopting a whole settings approach to physical and emotional health promotion.
Healthy schools and healthy early years is comprised of three main elements:
– Provision of support to schools and early years’ settings to further the health and wellbeing of their children, young people, staff, and parents through the provision of advice, safety and emotional health and wellbeing, and guidance and training to schools by a range of experts;
– The coordination of an alliance of Local Authority and health services together with a range of other agencies that work with schools and early years settings; and
– Provision of support to schools and early years’ settings to achieve or maintain Healthy Schools or Early Years Bronze Status (award) so that they have the foundation to support children’s health and wellbeing and further support them to work beyond Bronze Status to Silver and Gold Awards through focussed work on tackling local health priorities.
Domestic Violence and Abuse Prevention in Schools aims to deliver a universal and sustainable programme of domestic violence training to teachers and other school staff. The programme is then rolled out to their pupils in Westminster Schools (primary, secondary, free, special schools and academies), with a view to embedding the programme into Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) in all Westminster Schools thereby facilitating a whole school approach to the prevention of domestic violence and abuse.