The criteria for allocation of the HPI should be based on the assessed need of the individual child and family.
The Health Plan Indicator should continue to be recorded on the Child Health Surveillance Programme – Pre-school (CHSP-PS) system. Work is ongoing to ensure this system supports practitioners in light of the changes.
The HPI should relate to the assessed needs of the child and family. The guidance makes clear the need for flexibility in the allocation of the HPI as well as the need to revisit the assessment as child and/or family circumstances change.