Fair Play for Children Online Library — Child Health

At least 5 a week

Evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health A report from the Chief Medical Officer, UK. April 2004

- Department of Health -

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At least five a week

For children and young people, a total of at least 60 minutes of at least moderate intensity physical activity each day is needed, and at least twice a week this should include activities to improve bone health (activities that produce high physical stresses on the bones), muscle strength and flexibility.

- Chief Medical Officer of Health England 2004 -

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Drugs and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Unpacking Article 33

Conference Presentation

Damon Barrett — -

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Government Response to the Health Select Committee?s Report on Obesity

The House of Commons? Health Select Committee published its report on Obesity on May 2004. This Command Paper sets out the Government?s response to the recommendations in that r eport.

- DfES -

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Quality standard for the epilepsies in children and young people.

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in children and young people (aged up to 18 years). For more information see the scope for this quality standard.

Unicef — -

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The Good Childhood Inquiry Draft Evidence Submitted by Play England November 2006

Play is crucial to children?s health and development and has an important role in addressing concerns about increases in obesity and mental health. Targeted play provision works at different levels of need. Some projects haveused play in order to support children.

- Play England -

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Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense

Any number of factors can contribute to a person becoming involved in the criminal justice system, including a history of trauma or victimization. Over 93,000 children are currently locked up in juvenile correctional facilities around the country. Research shows that while up to 34 percent of children in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event, between 75 and 93 percent of youth entering the juvenile justice system annually in this country are estimated to have experienced some degree of trauma.

- Justice Policy Institute -



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Jan Cosgrove

Jan Cosgrove

National Secretary of Fair Play for Children, Also runs Bognor Regis Herald online. Plus runs British Music Radio online