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Further information

Please download the appropriate documentation below:

Silver Award flowchart 2021 (PDF 624KB)

Once you have achieved the bronze healthy eating award, you can now move on to do the silver healthy mouth award. This continues the work you started in your bronze healthy eating award where you introduced healthier food options to help the reduction of sugary foods and drinks, which will also benefit teeth.

We can improve our oral health by reducing the amount and frequency of sugar we consume daily, brushing our teeth using a fluoride toothpaste which protects the enamel, and accessing a dentist for preventative advice and treatment. Undertaking the HEYA Healthy Mouth award will support you to do this.

Toothbrushing introduced into an early years setting can teach a child a skill for life, which can be shared with parents and carers to become a daily routine. The following statistics are from the document Inequalities in oral health in England (publishing.service.gov.uk)

• Tooth decay is still the most common reason for hospital admissions in the 6 to 10-year-old age group.
• It is estimated that around 102 children a day, some just a year old, are having teeth removed in hospital.
• Extraction of teeth with general anaesthetic is often a child’s first introduction to dental care and can lead to fear and anxiety with lifetime consequences.

Promoting children’s health and welfare is of course the main priority, but did you know that undertaking the Silver Healthy Mouth Award can also contribute towards meeting your statutory requirements. From September 2021, the revised Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework states that ‘The provider must promote the good health, including the oral health, of children attending the setting’
So if you are ready to move on and start your award, please contact the HEYA team HEYA@Southampton.gov.uk to let them know.

Please note: Whilst Southampton City Council is happy to provide templates as the basis for your own documents, please be aware that you will need to ensure that you make them GDPR compliant for use in your individual settings.

Public health England have published new guidance (Aug 2020) for early years and school staff who implement supervised toothbrushing programmes for children in their care COVID-19: supervised toothbrushing programmes - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please read through and follow this current guidance when undertaking the award COVID-19: supervised toothbrushing programmes.

Please read the flow chart and then download the documentation from the drop down below.

When you have completed your submission, please send it to HEYA@southampton.gov.uk

Silver Award

Please note: Whilst Southampton City Council is happy to provide templates as the basis for your own documents, please be aware that you will need to ensure that you make them GDPR compliant for use in your individual settings.

HEYA HM Handbook Revised October 2020 (Covid 19 Saving Smiles Local standards Southampton) (PDF 823KB)

HEYA HM Self Assessment Form 2021 (DOCX 79 KB)

HEYA HM Enrolment Form 2021 (DOCX 260 KB)


 

 

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