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

Children and young people’s mental health—the role of education: Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health Committees of Session 2016–17: First Joint Special Report of Session 2017–19 – House of Commons Education and Health Committees

The Education and Health Select Committees published a report of their inquiry on the role of education in children and young people’s mental health on 2 May 2017. This document sets out the Government’s response to the report. Additional Item

Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education: First Joint Report of the Education and Health Committees of Session 2016–17 – House of Commons Education and Health Committees

Schools and colleges have a front line role in promoting and protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being. Education and mental health services need to work closely together to plan the most effective way of improving children and young people’s mental

Commissioning children’s palliative care in England: 2017 edition – Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives’ report on children’s palliative care services commissioned by NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities in England.  It finds: Children’s palliative care commissioning in England is patchy and inconsistent. The government’s end of life care choice commitment is

Root causes: quality and inequality in dental health – QualityWatch

This QualityWatch report analyses data on dental health outcomes and activity. It reveals that, while dental health has shown consistent overall improvement over decades, there has been persistent regional and socioeconomic inequality. Several data sources indicate that dental health is

Teenage drinking and the role of parents and guardians: Findings from Drinkaware Monitor 2016: An Ipsos MORI report for Drinkaware – Ipsos-MORI

Drinkaware’s annual Monitor research which shows that: Only 50% of young people who have had a chat with their parents about alcohol found the conversation helpful. 65% of children who drink alcohol, at least some of the time, do it

Changes in the weight status of children between the first and final years of primary school: A longitudinal analysis of data from the National Child Measurement Programme in four local authorities in England between 2006/07 and 2014/15 – Public Health England

This report examines how weight status tracks in individual children during primary school using the NCMP data from 4 local authorities.  The participating authorities had a larger than the national average proportion of children from deprived and Black and Asian

National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Report 2015-2016 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Report that considers  the health checks (care processes) and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes who have attended Paediatric Diabetes Units (PDUs) during the period from 1st April 2015 through to 31st March 2016. Whilst it is important

Preventing unintentional injuries: A guide for all staff working with children under five years – Public Health England

This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities: choking, suffocation and strangulation falls burns and scalds poisoning drowning The guidance