4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • Schools and other educational establishments to reach and maintain National Healthy School status and to meet their statutory duty to promote the health and wellbeing of pupils.

  • Schools choose evidence-based activities and interventions that will help them with their school improvement plans, the Ofsted self-evaluation form and pupil-level wellbeing indicators. Note: referring to NICE guidance is recommended by the Healthy Schools enhancement model (stage 5).

  • Schools to demonstrate to parents and Ofsted that they are fulfilling their statutory duty on health and wellbeing (see The Education and Inspections Act [Department for Education and Skills 2006]).

  • Further education colleges meet the requirements of the Healthy Further Education programme.

  • Local authorities fulfill their remit to promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of communities, including their responsibilities under the Children and Young Persons (Sale of Tobacco) Order (2007).

  • Local authorities enforce The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006.

  • Local authorities, the NHS and other organisations with a responsibility for children and young people's services to meet a range of government indicators and targets. These include those outlined within:

    • 'Every child matters'

    • DH's 'Operating framework for 2008/09' and 'Operational plans 2008/09–2010/11'

    • 'National service framework for children, young people and maternity services' (DH 2004)

    • Healthy Child Programme

    • 'The new performance framework for local authorities and local authority partnerships' (Department of Communities and Local Government 2007).

NICE has developed tools to help organisations put this guidance into practice.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)