This study investigated cannabis use in young people recruited from Liverpool City Centre aged between 16-25 years and who were not in contact with treatment services. The research aimed to identify patterns of young people’s cannabis use and to investigate
A study of 9,833 15-16 year old school children in the North West, examining relationships between risky drinking behaviours (binge drinking, frequent drinking, drinking in public places) and demographics, income, leisure activities and access to alcohol. Negative consequences of risky
Experts in children’s allergies have developed the advice in this letter to support parents and guardians of children who use Epipen Junior 150mcg.
This report examines the characteristics of clients assessed by DIP teams in 31 non-intensive D(A)AT areas across England in 2006/7. It focuses upon significant differences between clients under 25 and their older counterparts. The implications for service delivery are discussed.
This report shows the picture of the health of 1.7 million children and young people in the North West by comparing the health and wellbeing of under-18s in local areas across the region against 50 different indicators.
Preventing alcohol misuse by children is a public health priority. Consumption doubled in the last 15 years with the greatest rise in those under 15 years old. Children who abuse alcohol before 15 years are four times more likely to
Evidence-based recommendations on burosumab (Crysvita) for X‑linked hypophosphataemia in children and young people. Burosumab is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, for treating X‑linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) with radiographic evidence of bone disease in children aged 1 year and over, and in
This report uses long term historical data on key children and young people (CYP) health outcomes and various projection modelling methods to estimate CYP outcomes in 2030 in England compared with other wealthy European and western countries. The accompanying recommendations
The Guide to Children’s Palliative Care is an essential resource for all those with an interest in planning, commissioning and delivering services and care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families. This guide
This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet
This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from
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
According to the Hidden Harm report, there are estimated to be 250,000-350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003). Only 37% of fathers and 64% of mothers with a drug problem still have their children living with
In response to Hidden Harm (ACMD, 2003), the government outlined its commitment to fund research identifying what types of services and interventions work with children of problem drug and alcohol users and their families (DfES, 2005). This evaluation of Families
The mapping and evidence review was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) and sought to map existing services, interventions and activities in the North West that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco; identify
The systematic map and summary of evidence relating to the impact of advocacy initiatives led by young people was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) to support the development of future smoking prevention, tobacco control and health promotion
This paper brings together issues relating to teenage conception and alcohol use in those under 18 in order to examine any potential roles alcohol may be playing in continued high levels of teenage conceptions. The paper examines local data on teenage conceptions, hospital
Using a sample of 9,833 North West teenagers surveyed by Trading Standards North West, this report examines the relationship between smoking behaviours and demographics, income, parental smoking, leisure activities and alcohol consumption.
The final report from a 2-year, active surveillance study of blood lead concentrations in children – known as Surveillance of Elevated Blood Lead in Children (SLiC) – which ran in the UK and Republic of Ireland from June 2010 to
In order to understand local social norms amongst teenagers and to effectively target a social norms campaign, Sefton Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioned the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University to investigate prevailing attitudes and norms in local schools and