Choose Childhood: building a brighter future for our children – Action for Children

Action for Children report that identifies the urgent need for investment in support that helps children and young people face challenges, and the need to provide support early, before problems reach crisis point.  The report also explores how childhoods have

Complete routine immunisation schedule 2019 – Public Health England

Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. This immunisation schedule includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible teenagers.

Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a – Public Health England

Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates. This chapter features: the history and epidemiology of the virus the HPV vaccine the dosage and schedule for the UK recommendations for the use of the vaccine contraindications and adverse reaction advice

Routine childhood immunisations from autumn 2019 – Public Health England

Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations. This routine childhood immunisation schedule (autumn 2019) includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible

The National Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme 2019/20: Information for healthcare practitioners – Public Health England

Provides information on the flu vaccination programme for children, the vaccine and how to administer it.  This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health – Bernado’s

Using the internet and social media is an important part of life for children and young people.  It can be a positive opportunity to learn, to connect with friends and family and to have fun. However, internet use can also

Childhood vulnerability in numbers: Need, spend, and the millions of children in England who miss out – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s infographic report that examines the latest scale of, and trends over time in, rates of childhood vulnerability. It estimates the total number of children in England currently receiving statutory support or intervention (those who are ‘in the system’),

Flu vaccination: letter template for children aged 2 and 3 years – Public Health England

GP practices can use this template to invite parents and guardians to get their child vaccinated at the local surgery. This letter is for general practitioners (GPs) to use to send to parents of children aged 2 and 3 years

Guidance: HPV universal vaccination: guidance for health professionals – Public Health England

This guidance provides information for healthcare practitioners about HPV universal programme eligibility, scheduling and vaccine administration for the adolescent programme.

RCPCH prevention vision for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Strategy paper from the RCPCH sets out their proposals for how to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK, In advance of the Department of Health and Social Care’s prevention green paper. It states

Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards – first published in 2013, and refreshed in

Statutory funding for children’s hospice and palliative care charities in England 2018/19 – Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives survey of 27 children’s hospices in England shows that NHS and local council cuts are hitting lifeline care for seriously ill children. The report calls on NHS England to keep its promise to protect the Children’s

Rare jewels: specialised parent-infant relationship teams in the UK – Parent Infant Partnership UK

This research shows that NHS children and young people’s mental health commissioners are overlooking the needs of the youngest children. Forty-two per cent of areas in England do not accept referrals for children aged two and under even though commissioners

We need to talk: Access to speech and language therapy – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner report, data has been brought together to show how much local areas spend on speech and language therapy services. There is no publicly available, reliable information about what is being spent, and there is no single body to

Improving Children And Young People’s Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing – Local Government Association

The LGA’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Peer Learning Programme looked at how to prioritise early help and free up acute care for the most vulnerable in order to achieve change; supporting councils and their local partners

Transitions to adulthood: The case for a cross-departmental taskforce – The Children’s Society

One in five 16 year olds experience five or more complex issues. Their age means these young people often fall between the cracks of children’s and adults’ services and are left without support. Many face further challenges as support drops

Supporting Young People’s Emotional Health and Well-being in Sefton: Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) was commissioned by Public Health, Sefton Council to undertake a study investigating the current programmes implemented throughout Sefton that are aimed at supporting young people’s emotional health and well-being

Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years – Public Health England

This document sets out three action areas for local authorities and their partners that aim to reduce the numbers of children injured and killed. It also describes four steps local partnerships can take to build robust injury prevention strategies. This

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for