Healthier Futures Barnsley

About the accreditation

The accreditation will support you to improve the health and wellbeing of the children and families you work with.

To support you, you'll have access to a online platform where you can upload your evidence. You'll be able to use this for Ofsted inspections, consultations with parents and other key review meetings. Your assessment will be done by our Public Health team, and we'll send you feedback via the platform and email. This approach allows us to give you one to one support.

The accreditation is free and is valid for three years.


There are four key parts to the accreditation. Each has the same five criteria that need to be met.


  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Food, drink and oral health
  • Personal, social health education (PSHE)
  • Physical activity

Criteria for each element

  • CPD and training
  • Environment
  • Partnerships
  • Policy
  • Teaching and learning

The criteria allows you to provide your evidence in a way that suits you. There's no 'one size fits all' approach. Plus, you'll have support from us throughout when needed.

The criteria has been developed by the Healthy Learning Healthy Lives team at Doncaster Council. It's also been evaluated by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. This has ensured it's a high quality and robust framework.


Stage Steps
1 - Sign up
  • Complete and return the privacy statement.
  • Receive your login details.
2 - Self assessment
  • RAG (red, amber, green) rate the online wheel.
  • Upload your evidence.
  • Request feedback and assessment when you're ready.
3 - Evidence review
  • Public Health officer feedback and comments.
  • Ongoing one to one support.
4 - Accreditation
  • Receive your certification (valid for three years).
  • Work towards the enhanced reward (optional).

Signing up and logging in

If you'd like to sign-up, complete the Healthier Futures privacy statement and email this to

If you're already signed up you can log in below.

Help videos

Take a look at our help videos to find out how to use the online platform:

With  thanks to Healthy Learning Healthy Lives, Create Development and Doncaster Council.