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

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper – Department of Health and Department for Education

Outline of the government’s proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England.  They propose: Encouraging schools and colleges to designate a mental health lead. Setting up mental health support teams to work in schools. Piloting

A ‘Watershed’ Moment: Why it’s Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts – Obesity Health Alliance

Obesity Health Alliance commissioned the University of Liverpool to analyse the adverts shown during some of the TV shows popular with children in February 2017 to examine how many food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) adverts

Unlocking a different future: An independent evaluation of Project Future – Centre for Mental Health

Project Future has looked at the lived experience of young marginalised men with experience in the criminal justice system, often labelled ‘gang-affiliated’ and who have had poor access to services. It identifies that NHS, local authorities and others should offer

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A children and young people’s toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on children and young people, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure of the quality

Children’s Voices: A review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children involved in gangs in England – Children’s Commissioner

This report brings together the views and perspectives of children who have been involved with gangs. The study gives examples of what it is like to be involved in a gang and how, for some, being in a gang provided

Depression in children and young people: identification and management: Clinical guideline [CG28] – NICE

This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe

Access And Waiting Times In Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services – Education Policy Institute

This report includes the results of a freedom of information request to providers of specialist child and adolescent mental health services to explore access and waiting times for young people.

Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings: Quality standard [QS159] – NICE

This quality standard covers transitions for children, young people and adults between mental health hospitals and their own homes, care homes or other community settings. It includes the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged

End of life care for infants, children and young people: Quality standard [QS160] – NICE

This quality standard covers end of life care for infants, children and young people (from birth to 18 years) who have a life-limiting condition. Life-limiting conditions are those that are expected to result in an early death for the person. It

Briefing: Children’s Mental Healthcare in England – Children’s Commissioner

Research from the Children’s Commissioner that shows that the Government’s prioritisation of mental health has yet to translate into change at a local level. The current system for providing children’s mental health care is neither transparent nor accountable and the Government have