Resources and Publications

 

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Early intervention to meet the needs of learning disabled children and young people with behaviour which challenges

This briefing by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and Council for Disabled Children discusses the early intervention project around children with learning disabilities who display behaviours that challenge.


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Delivering the Healthy Child Programme for young refugee and migrant children

This report explores the barriers and enablers refugee and migrant families experience in promoting the health of their young children (from pregnancy to age 5). It discusses how local authorities, in shaping their Healthy Child Programme 0-5, are addressing the needs of these young children and their families, and what lessons can be shared across areas. The report makes recommendations for how national and local government can promote a healthy start for young refugee and migrant children in England.

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Ready to listen: involving young children and their families in local decisions about health and wellbeing

This resource aims to support discussion with children aged 0-7 and their parents/carers about health and wellbeing, and to facilitate their involvement in decision making about local health structures, systems and practice. It supports but also challenges professionals from public health and other disciplines and services to advance the participation of young children and parents/carers in their work.

 

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Children, Young People and Health Participation. The National Children's Bureau supports children and young people to input into health policy and practice development. This briefing provides a summary of our learning from recent years, hearing what children and young people have told us is important to them. It covers key issues including; the culture of participation, right to information, involvement in personal healthcare decisions, access to high quality care and the right to complain.

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Young people caring for adults with dementia in England

This report explores the available evidence on children and young people who provide regular and ongoing care and emotional support for a person living with dementia. It addresses the prevalence, characteristics, needs and experiences of this group of children and young people, as well as the support available to them. The report was produced at the request of Public Health England.

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Children and Young People's Views on the NHS Constitution: Engaging Themes

This report from NCB and the Council for Disabled Children presents what children and young people have told us about their experiences of using NHS services and their views on how the NHS Constitution can improve children and young people's experiences. You can find out more about the NHS Constitution and Children and Young People project can be found here. http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/nhsconstitution

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Children & young people's health rights in England: Shared Messages

This report from NCB and the Council for Disabled Children reviews the NHS constitution and three key documents on children and young people's health to establish core messages on what children and young people should expect from health services in England.

 

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Improving male health for the next generation reports

Evidence shows that men's long-term health outcomes are worse than women's, yet little is known about the developing health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of the current generation of boys and young men. Factors contributing to these disparities in outcomes include poorer health literacy in men, social expectations, and reluctance to seek help.

These two reports present:

  • Findings from men who took part in an NCB survey about their experiences and their views on how future health outcomes can be improved for boys.
  • Findings from boys aged 9-11 who took part in NCB focus groups, which explored their attitudes to health and looking after themselves.
 

Report on consultation with children under 12 on how to improve communication with Health Professionals

NCB was asked by the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum to gather the views of younger children, under 12 years old, on communication with health professionals.

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Practice examples of effective collaboration between children and young people's health and voluntary sector services

This brief document shows how health and the VCS can work together to develop and deliver effective services for children and young people. It uses specific case examples and features new and long-established partnerships, and services delivered in health settings and in the community.

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Opening the door to better healthcare: A snapshot of innovations in primary and first access care for children and young people

This report discusses some of the innovations being taken forward by GPs and others to improve children's access to and experience of primary care. It also includes examples of broader multi-professional collaboration and innovation to ensure that more children with minor ailments are treated in the right place at the right time.

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RETHI final report

A report summarising the learning from the RETHI project including;

  • the importance of relationships
  • health services responding to individual needs
  • better integration of relevant services.
Jigsaw of Life PosterThis poster, co-created by young people in care, outlines factors that influence their health and their ideas on how support can be improved.

Jigsaw of life

Request free hard copies of the poster

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Bringing children and young people to the heart of Healthwatch - A reflection from LINks

A free resouce for new Healthwatch organisations that celebrates the work of, and lessons from, their predecessors LINks.

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Commissioning toolkit

This toolkit was developed for use during, and amended after feedback on, NCB and FaithAction's training sessions in 2012/13.

A practical toolkit for voluntary sector organisations that includes sections on:

  • Commissioning processes
  • Reviewing your organisation
  • Promoting your organisation
  • Networking
  • Wider resources
  • Commissioning jargon buster

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 Policy briefings for the voluntary sector

No time to plough through every new health policy publication? These clear, concise policy briefings from NCB's policy team pull out the key implications for you.

Browse NCB's policy briefings

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Free monthly bulletin

Email health@ncb.org.uk to receive our popular free monthly bulletin that contains:

  • Updates on children and young people's health policy
  • NCB's work and resources, including our voluntary sector health policy bulletins
  • Free training and events for the voluntary sector
  • Reports, resources and consultations

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The Ripple Effect: The nature and impact of the children and young people's voluntary sector

 

Research reports about the voluntary sector

Beyond the Cuts: Children's charities adapting to austerity [PDF opens in webpage]

The Ripple Effect: The nature and impact of the children and young people's voluntary sector [PDF 2MB]

DH Strategic Partner programme - evaluation

Evaluation of NCB's role in the Department of Health Strategic Partnership Programme [PDF 405KB]

 

LAC health reforms briefing

 



Children and Young People's Views on the NHS Constitution: Engaging Themes

This report from NCB and the Council for Disabled Children presents what children and young people have told us about their experiences of using NHS services and their views on how the NHS Constitution can improve children and young people's experiences. You can find out more about the NHS Constitution and Children and Young People project can be found here. http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/nhsconstitution