Auditory brainstem implant service specification – NHS England

This service specification covers the provision of auditory brainstem implant services for children with congenital abnormalities of the auditory nerves or cochleae.

Public Spending on Children in England: 2000 to 2020 – The Children’s Commissioner

This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over

Bullying: Evidence from LSYPE2, wave 3 Research brief – Department for Education

This research brief is based on data from the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2). In 2015, LSYPE2 interviewed 10,010 young people in year 11. The report provides: statistics on different types of reported bullying the results for pupils

Approaches to preventing and tackling bullying: Case studies – Department for Education

Qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices schools have found effective. These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying, for example: racial bullying special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings document provides healthcare professionals and service planners with clear standards of care that are applicable to children in urgent and emergency care settings.  They are intended to be motivating, meaningful and measurable

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

Don’t be left in the dark: children and young people’s mental health – Local Government Association

This short guide provides an overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people. It suggests least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, and the unreported figures

Self-care support for children and adolescents with long-term conditions: the REfOCUS evidence synthesis – Health Services and Delivery Research 6 (3)

Finds self-care support led to small improvements in children and young people’s Quality of Life (QoL). It did not reduce children and young people’s hospital admissions but did lead to small reductions in children’s emergency service use. Interventions that reduced

Report into Children’s Social Care Services in the London Borough of Barnet – Department of Education

An Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services in Barnet.  

Report to the Minister of State for Children and Families on ways forward for children’s services in Croydon – Department for Education

In September 2017 an Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services

Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers – Local Government Association

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities? Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the

Delivering children’s centre services – Local Government Association

Children’s centres allow families to access the help they need to handle those early challenges, help to tackle inequalities, and give children a healthy start. Report from the Local Government Association of case studies on how, councils are still finding

Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences: Report 1: Mental illness – Public Health Wales

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Resilience Survey asked adults about a range of such resilience resources as children and

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on Childhood obesity: Follow-up, Seventh Report of Session 2016-17 – Department of Health

Sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Health Select Committee’s report Childhood obesity: follow-up.  In the main it it accepts and welcomes the conclusions and recommendations that the Health Select Committee came to.

Public Summary of Sector Security and Resilience Plans – The Cabinet Office

Sector Security and Resilience Plans set out the resilience of the UK’s most important infrastructure to the relevant risks identified in the National Risk Assessment. Produced annually, plans are placed before ministers to alert them to any perceived vulnerabilities, with

Assessing the health benefits and risks of the introduction of peanut and hen’s egg into the infant diet before six months of age in the UK A Joint Statement from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in food, Consumer products and the Environment – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT)

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) have published a joint statement outlining the assessment undertaken by the joint SACN-COT working group on the timing

Life in ‘likes’: Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis: Clinical guideline [CG128] – NICE

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. In

Children and young people’s mental health – policy, services, funding and education: (Briefing Paper Number 07196) – House of Commons Library

Mental health problems which begin in childhood and adolescence can have a range of negative impacts on individuals and families, which can continue into adult life unless properly treated. The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood, with 50 per cent

Young people and gambling 2017: A research study among 11-16 year olds in Great Britain – Gambling Commission

This report explores the gambling behaviours of young people aged between 11-16 years old in England, Scotland and Wales. It finds: 12% of 11-16 year olds that have gambled in the last week (as at December 2017) 80% of 11-16 year olds