Sport is a proven contributor to high self-esteem, confidence, positive outlook and good health for young people. But does this mean athletes have higher than average protection from depression and dysfunctional eating? Zoe Brooke reports.
In this guest blog, YoungMinds’ Lucie Russell talks about the charity’s new website that aims to take the fear factor out of mental health medication for young people.
In this guest blog, CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at why there is a relative lack of knowledge on child sexual abuse in the family environment when compared to the high number of allegations of abuse of children in care.
I’ve heard it said that the best time to intervene to change a child’s life chances is 100 years before their birth. This may be taking the concept of early intervention to its extreme, but it is undoubtedly true that work with prospective parents can, and should, start before their children are born. The NSPCC's Sally Hogg explains why.
CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the way social services in England are being affected by the Government’s austerity package following ADASS's latest budget report.
Last week, figures from YoungMinds revealed that the majority of clinical commissioning groups and local authorities have cut or frozen their spending on child and adolescent mental health services. Mental Health Today editor Dan Parton says this can only create problems in both the short and longer-term.
In this guest blog from the Department of Health, Dr Ingrid Wolfe writes about why the UK has poor child mortality rates and how we can reverse this.
In his guest blog this week CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the ADCS response to the government proposal which would see independent providers delivering children's social care functions.
CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy considers the implications of DFE’s consultation on powers to delegate local authority children’s social care functions.
It is increasingly recognised that significant numbers of children and young people experience mental ill health, but many adults are still unsure of its signs or what to do to help. Mental Health Today editor Dan Parton looks at what steps can be taken to change this.
In this guest blog, Brook CEO Simon Blake looks at why the media perception of young people constantly being in trouble is a distortion of the truth.
The new report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary suggests domestic abuse is a kind of ‘pretend’ priority for the police. Given the effects of such violence on children, and its known link to child abuse, the report has implications for social care, and safeguarding, as well as the police says CareKnowledge Editor Jim Kennedy.
In this guest blog from the Department of Health, Director of Nursing Viv Bennett considers the the antimicrobial resistance challenge for children and young people.
The recent report from the National Audit Office has added an authoritative voice to the growing concern about funding for the social care sector. Given that there is no obvious sign in the budget of a substantial rescue plan, CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy ponders how much worse can things become before they get any better?
The Commons Select Committee on Education has recently published its report on residential children’s homes, following the UK government’s announcements about reform of children’s homes and their regulation, made in June of last year. The Committee believes the reform programme will improve and strengthen children’s residential care, but CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy has a number of remaining concerns about the sector.
Last year, the Labour Party invited Sir John Oldham to form the Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care, which was asked to make recommendations about how health and care services in England could be integrated within existing resources and without another reorganisation. So what is the direction set in his report? CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the implications
In a second guest blog as part of the Department of Health's week of action on health protection, Professional Officer for Community Nursing Wendy Nicholson considers the importance of building resilience in children, young people and families.
In a guest blog from the Department of Health, Professional Officer for Community Nursing Wendy Nicholson looks at AMR in the context of children and younger people.
Last week’s report from the NSPCC, on the under-reporting of crimes alleged to have been committed by Jimmy Savile, illustrated some key issues that stand outside of the particular circumstances of his case. Here, CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy considers the wider safeguarding implications.