This book educates children about healthy food groups, explains their benefits (superpowers) and promotes healthy food choices. It provides child appropriate nutrition information and education, and has been written by a qualified nutritional therapist.
Exclusive interview with Colin Ovington at 6Cs Conference The 6Cs support the delivery of six key areas of action for nursing: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. Here, in an exclusive interview at Healthcare Conferences 6Cs event, Colin Ovington, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust, discusses progress in achieving these goals one year after they were launched.
New US research has linked behaviourally challenged teenagers to verbally and physically aggressive parents.
The scrapping of employer's NI contributions for under 21-year-olds headlined an Autumn Statement from the Chancellor which featured mixed news for children and families.
Despite the ongoing message of the importance of eating a balanced diet, and the growing threat of childhood obesity, researchers have found that the majority of secondary school children are choosing fast food for their lunch.
Smoking causes 80% of deaths from lung cancer but the British Lung Foundation says many people remain ignorant of the risk they pose to their children by lighting up in a car.
Children and young people are often not being prioritised by joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) or Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies, according to the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.
The age that children in care in England can stay with their foster families will rise from 18 to 21 under new Department of Education plans.
An NHS report published this week showed just 19% of children take their free eye test, with rates in gradual decline over the past ten years.
Alliance Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the launch of MolluDab, an effective topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum, now available on prescription in the UK.
Minding the Baby is an early intervention programme developed by Yale University, which the NSPCC is running in Glasgow, Sheffield and York. Here, Michelle Phillips, NSPCC nurse practitioner for the York branch, looks at how it aims to enhance the mother’s relationship with her child to help her develop better awareness of her baby’s physical and mental states.
Over the last few weeks there have been two valuable reports looking at young people’s experience of abuse and how they report it. One came from the English Children’s Commissioner and the other from the NSPCC. CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy's blog looks at some of their key messages.
Two key documents that will profoundly affect the regulation of social services during the next few years were published this week – Ofsted’s first and highly critical annual report on the state of children’s social care, and the CQC’s plans for changes to the way it regulates and inspects adult social care services. CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at both the Ofsted annual report and the way the main regulators’ approaches are diverging.
DH Director of Nursing Viv Bennett considers the importance of giving children and young people the best start in life in her official blog for Public Health England.
Modern technology and modern lifestyles mean that most young people, including children as young as five, have unsupervised access to the internet. While this brings great opportunities for education and entertainment it also carries dangers of exploitation and abuse, warns Barbara Richardson Todd who advises school nurses on some key indicator.
Following the birth of the royal baby, leading hypnobirthing expert Katharine Graves examines Kate Middleton's preferred birthing relaxation technique:From a very early age, most of us are led to believe that childbirth is excruciatingly painful. Some women experience a fear so intense that they decide not to have children at all, whilst others suffer with such anxiety throughout their pregnancy that they are unable to lead a normal life. Hypnobirthing techniques help to release fear and build confidence. Over the years I have taught many midwives and health professionals to become hypnotherapy teachers. Click more to read this feature in full.
Watch, listen, learn from all the key videos, podcasts and reports taken at JFHC Live 2013.