NHS Choices: Treatment of depression in children ‘needs improving‘
“Children as young as five are now suffering from depression,” says The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail reports on the “worrying rise in the number of children with depression,” saying that almost 80,000 children are now affected. This ‘Behind the headlines’ article examines the evidence behind these reports.
Ofsted has published its single framework for inspecting local authority services for vulnerable children, examining help, protection and care from the time it is first needed until a young person who is looked after has been successfully helped to start their lives as a young adult. Two other frameworks have also been published for inspecting voluntary adoption agencies and independent fostering services.
Young mothers may be ‘risk factor for early childhood death‘ according to BBC. Children born to mothers under 30 are more likely to die than those born to older mums, a report on child deaths in the UK suggests.To read more, visit:
The Lambeth Safeguarding Children’s Board training course programme is offering a training on ‘Working with Families we find difficult dangerous and evasive’ on 01/11/2013
Pease,contact:Omolara Kayode at Okayode@lambeth.gov.uk
Useful new article in this weeks BMJ on suicide, although focused on the individual, it’s a very useful reprise of a number of the important issues.Please, visit:
Practice: Assessing risk of suicide or self harm in adults
The President of the Landscape Institute invites you to a debate to coincide with the launch of their new publication, Public Health and Landscape: Creating healthy places.
Event: Tuesday 12 November 2013– 6:00pm-9pm
Location The Landscape Institute, Charles Darwin House 12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 October
CAMHS has updated their resources to help commissioners and service providers understand, compare and improve their local mental health services for children and young people. The following tools and reports now have the most recently available data in them:
* Outcomes versus expenditure tool: CAMHS sparks discussions in your local health community by pinpointing opportunities to improve the quality of outcomes and productivity for services.
* Service snapshot – CAMHS gives a summary of demand, risk factors, provision and outcomes of children and young people¡¦s mental health services in your local authority.
* Needs assessment report – CAMHS is a key resource when preparing your joint strategic needs assessment or looking at your children and young people¡¦s plan. The report gives appropriate evidence-based information on prevalence, incidence and risk factors affecting children’s mental health and the provision of healthcare services.Please, visit: http://www.chimat.org.uk/camhs/tools
The NSPCC currently runs the most comprehensive physical and online library of child protection research, policy and practice in the UK, available for professionals and researchers. The charity now proposes to extend this resource by hosting a collection of all published serious case reviews (SCRs), freely accessible.