Health matters: child dental health

Public Health England, June 2017

This professional resource outlines how health professional, councils and partners can help prevent tooth decay in children under 5 as part of ensuring every child has the best start in life.

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Protection of Nurses Working with Children and Young People

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

This guidance aims to raise awareness among nurses and their managers of the complex issues surrounding safeguarding in the context of relationships between nurses and children and young people. We include the age range of 0-18 (up to 25 years in line SEND reforms) in this definition and also advocate the need for special consideration in view of children and young people who may have a disability, or other need that affects their mental capacity to make decisions. This guidance concentrates on allegations of abuse made against staff eg, smacking a child, inappropriate physical contact.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Key Facts

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

At RCN Congress 2016 child mental health was debated. Members expressed concern about the current state of children and young people’s mental health across the UK. This publications calls for a range of actions in relation to these concerns and highlights examples of good practice.

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Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014

World Health Organization, May 2017

This report reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region. It highlights persisting inequalities in obesity among young people and indicates that ongoing health promotion and disease prevention efforts aimed at reducing childhood obesity are failing to adequately reach these groups.

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