State of Child Health – RCPCH, 2017

state-of-child-health-2017

This is a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children, ranging from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data provide an “across the board” snapshot of child health and wellbeing in the UK.

Link to report here

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These are our children: a review by Dame Christine Lenehan

 

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

School-based education programmes for the prevention of unintentional injuries in children and young people

Baby's Healthcare

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

Transition from children’s to adults’ services. NICE quality standard QS140

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.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs140