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A group of independent scientists (the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition) have taken a comprehensive look at the link between vitamin D and health. Public Health England’s head of nutrition science, Dr Louis Levy, answers questions about the report and explains what it means for you and your family.
Anne Longfield explains what lessons can be learned from the failings that led to the tragic murder of Ellie Butler, and calls for children to be involved in the decisions that directly affect them.
JFH editor Penny Hosie pays tribute to Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who was tragically killed after attending a weekly surgery at her constituency in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on June 16, 2016.
Joe Hayman, Chief Executive of the PSHE Association asks health care professionals to lobby the Prime Minister in support of statutory PSHE education, to help keep our children safe and healthy.
Christian Berg, CEO of NetClean discusses the rising problem of crime relating to live-streamed child sexual abuse and how it is becoming increasingly difficult health professional to detect because cases are taking place simultaneously around the world.
Dr Jane Wilcock, a GP at Silverdale Medical Practice, Salford CCG, considers the importance of managing female obesity and its impacts on contraception, conception, pregnancy, neonatal and cancer risk.
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) report in June 2015 showed more than 107,000 prosecutions for violence in the year to April, "primarily" against women. In this guest blog independent early help and MASH Consultant Marisa de Jager considers the common theme of the use of the internet to contact potential victims and post indecent images and messages.
Highlights from a seminar at JFHC Professional Manchester, given by Dr Vaheshta Sethna, Post Doctoral Research Worker, King's College London, titled 'Perinatal mental health good practice case study: Channi Jumar Mother and Baby Unit'.
Watch the highlights from David Parker Radford's seminar from JFHC Profession Manchester 2015, titles Working with Marginalised Groups. He focuses on supporting health professionals working with families experiencing homelessness and other vulnerabilities, as well as considering the QNI's three-year initiative to improve the health of homeless people.
Watch highlights of Jeremy Frankel's seminar from JFHC Professional Manchester 2015 where he explains the need of supervision within the safeguarding sector. He examines the progression from supervision to safeguarding and from intuition to analysis.
In the last year, the media has shone a spotlight on children’s online safety. From cyberbullying to revenge porn to the celebrity photo hack, the importance of online security has never been more prominent. James Schmidt, Director of Product Management at Intel Security, reports.
Behind the headline lies a worrying tale of pregnant migrants worried about accessing maternity care for fear of exorbitant costs – and they are paying a heavy price in health terms. Andrew Chilvers and Penny Hosie report.
The ‘WatchTowerGiraffe’ smoke alarm tester and illustrated story book have been designed to inspire children to remind adults to test their smoke alarms every week. Inventor Alan Day explains the story behind the tester.
The number of children and young people with mental health issues continues to increase, but why is this and what can be done to address it? Sophie Goodchild investigates.
In this guest blog from www.fix.com, Kristina Duda provides some fun flu facts and tips.
School nurses have become the unlikely drivers of a communications revolution in Leicestershire with a mobile app aimed at children and young people. JFH editorial director Andrew Chilvers reports.
Watch highlights of Carmel McConnell's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on the secret to effective partnership working. The founder of Magic Breakfast explored how a strong network of corporate partners, individuals and schools helps Magic Breakfast give over 8,500 children the best start to the day.
Watch highlights of Dr Pooky Knightsmith's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on when and why people are most at risk of self-harm. The author of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, In Our Hands explored the reasons underlying this cycle of harmful behaviours as well as a range of strategies for supporting both short and longer term recovery whether this is through direct involvement or via an appropriate referral.