Lenehan review into care of children with learning disabilities
Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism.
Dame Christine has spoken to many different organisations and individuals, including young people and their families. Her report makes 11 recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.
Link to report here
The Doncaster Safeguarding Adults Board are hosting a Free Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking awareness session for the 28rd March aimed at frontline operational staff. This is available to staff across the multi-agency partnerships.
Multiple environmental risk factors are associated with sleep-related infant deaths. Little is known about differences in risk factors for deaths occurring in-home and out-of-home. We sought to compare risk factors for in-home and out-of-home infant deaths.
Paediatrics, November 2016
The aim of this Cochrane Review was to assess the effects of school-based educational programmes for the prevention of injuries in children, evaluate their impact on improving children’s safety skills, behaviour and practices, and knowledge, and assess their cost-effectiveness.
Cochrane Library, December 2016
A systematic review was undertaken to identify intervention characteristics associated with increasing consumption of vegetables in children (2–12 years).
Maternal & Child Nutrition, January 2017
This NICE quality standard covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children’s health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults’ services. It includes young people with mental health problems, with disabilities, with long-term, life-limiting or complex needs, in secure settings or under the care of local authorities.