The BMI centile is a simple and reliable indicator of a healthy body weight in childhood. Where severe overweight or underweight is a concern, or where there is a need for monitoring weight over time, BMI can be calculated and plotted on this chart.
This information aims to support paediatricians in the assessment and management of children and young people of refugee background, with links to key external information and resources. It was developed in partnership with the Child Protection Standing Committee and the Advocacy Committee.
To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing and to take effective action as appropriate to their role.