What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?: A resource for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, school nurses, directors of public health, county sports partnerships and wider partners – Public Health England

A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.  This briefing provides an overview of the evidence on what works for schools and colleges, to increase levels of physical activity amongst

School Sport and Activity Action Plan – Department for Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and Department of Health and Social Care

A cross-government action plan to provide pupils with greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day. The action plan: outlines a range of new measures to strengthen the role of sport within a young person’s

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

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

English council funding: what’s happened and what’s next?: (IFS Briefing Note BN250) – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finding that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21 per cent between 2009-10 and 2017-18. Some services have seen much deeper cuts though. Spending on planning & development and housing services

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

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

Access to children and young people’s mental health services: 2018 – Education Policy Institute

Report from the the Education Policy Institute considering the  state of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in England.  It finds: Referrals to child and adolescent mental health services have risen significantly in recent years. Some areas have lost early intervention services

Investigation and management of outbreaks of influenza-like illness in schools: Guidance for PHE Centre Health Protection Teams – Public Health England

Guidance for local PHE Centre health protection teams about assessing and managing outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) in schools including: preparedness measures investigation of outbreaks response measures

Summary Report: Findings from a sex and relationships education pilot programme in schools in North West England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report that finds: Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) was well received by both students and teachers; findings highlight the need to strengthen teacher training and the systematic use of materials, and encourage the sourcing of external expertise. The pilot SRE

Promoting Low Carbon Healthy Lifestyles as new opportunities to tackle obesity and health inequality – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Innovative qualitative methods were used to engage with class groups of 10yr olds in six schools. Cycling and walking to school and growing their own vegetables were discussed as examples of Low Carbon Healthy Lifestyles. Children were enthusiastic about activities,

Making The Difference: Breaking the link between school exclusion and social exclusion: 60-second Summary – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research, repot that notes excluded children are the most vulnerable: twice as likely to be in the care of the state, four times more likely to have grown up in poverty, seven times more likely to

Monkey’s Guide to Healthy Living and NHS Services: An evaluation of the implementation of resources designed to support the learning of primary school aged children in England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A team of researchers from the Faculty of Education , Health and Community recently carried out a national evaluation project on behalf of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Colleagues from across the Faculty were involved in evaluating the impact

Good intentions, good enough?: A review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges – Department for Education

Independent report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out: how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges recommendations to support children, young people and their

Transforming Mental Health Provision for Children and Young People Summary findings of consultation events with children’s sector practitioners and parents – National Children’s Bureau

Report of the Young Minds focus group to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision‘.  The focus group consisted of over 80 participants

Consultations with young people on the green paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – Youth Access

Report of the Youth Access focus group to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision‘.