This page offers guidance for assessing, treating and monitoring children and young people with eating disorders. 

Eating disorders are complex disorders that can have many underlying causes, and tend to manifest during adolescence.  There are multiple types of eating disorders, which is why it is crucial for medical professionals and families to recognise the symptoms early on.

NICE eating disorders guidelines

Please refer to the NICE eating disorders recognition and treatment guidelines. These guidelines covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.

Guidelines for primary care professionals

These eating disorders guidelines in partnership with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity – for primary care professionals about helping children and young people with eating disorders to seek treatment. These guidelines are being dispatched to schools and colleges across London to increase knowledge and understanding and to put a stop to myths.

More information about the guidelines for primary care professionals.