Tag Archives: Safeguarding

Not seen, not heard: A review of the arrangements for child safeguarding and health care for looked after children in England

By CQC (2016)

This report looks at how effective health services are in providing early help to children in need, the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and how these services identify and protect children at risk of harm. It concludes that health professionals have improved the way they assess risk and recognise safeguarding concerns, but that services are not consistently protecting and promoting the health and welfare of children. It urges a whole system response to do more to listen to and involve children in need in their care.

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Understanding the sexual exploitation of boys and young men: a UK scoping study summary of findings

By Barnardo’s et al (August 2014)

This research explores the ways in which boys and young men are being sexually exploited, whether boy’s experiences and support needs are different to girls and what services are currently available for boys and young men.

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Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage: setting standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five

By Department of Health (2014)

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS), which comes into force on 1 September 2014.

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Quality standards for effective alcohol and drug education

ADEPIS (Alcohol & Drug Education & Prevention Information Service) (2014)

The standards – comprising statements explaining the criteria for meeting each requirement – are coupled with the following supporting tools: further reading and resources; examples of how standards might be evidenced; self assessment forms. These standards have drawn on existing national and international guidance as well as examples of good practice in alcohol and drug education and prevention. The set of standards include: delivering effective alcohol and drug education in the classroom as part of a planned PSHE programme; school context for effective alcohol and drug education; staff policies and safeguarding.

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Hidden needs: identifying key vulnerable groups in data collections: Vulnerable Migrants, Gypsies and Travellers, Homeless People, and Sex Workers

By Centre for Health Services Studies (2014)

This report argues that the health care needs of the most vulnerable groups in society not being met because of gaps in health information and data gaps. It is aimed at data providers, healthcare professionals, commissioners and others working to improve the health of the vulnerable groups and signposts the way to good data.

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Evaluation of vaccine uptake during the 2013 MMR catch-up campaign in England

By Public Health England (2014)

This report finds that in the first 3 months of 2013 there was an increase in number of cases of measles in England compared to previous years, which was most marked among 10 to 16 year-olds. A national catch-up campaign was launched in April 2013 with the objective of ensuring that 95% of children aged 10 to 16 years received at least one dose of MMR vaccine by 30 September 2013.

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Preventing suicide in England: one year on

By HM Government (2014)

This report summarises the developments on the suicide prevention strategy for England at national level. It identifies key research studies and their findings, and is accompanied by a report of statistical information on suicides. It sets out the key actions that local areas can take to prevent suicides and also highlights the importance of responsive and high quality care for people who self-harm.

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