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Smoking damages the health of offenders and those around them. Stopping smoking will therefore result in many benefits for offenders. Effective treatments exist to help offenders reduce or stop smoking, including those with co-morbidities, and this guidance has outlined a joined-up care pathway to do this.

The guidance brings together the research on smoking in prisons and outlines a joined-up care pathway for treatment.

You can access this resource by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1EUa5oq

 

This toolkit helps with the planning, commissioning and writing of health and well-being needs assessments (HWBNAs) for use across the youth justice system (YJS), in both community and secure settings (including secure settings that hold children and young people because of concerns about their welfare rather than because they have offended.)

It consists of two model templates of a health and well-being needs assessment for you to work with and adapt to your own setting. Along with supporting information and tried and tested tools to guide you through the needs assessment process.

The toolkit has been developed by the Department of Health as part of the Healthy children, safer communities cross-government strategy and its commitment to strengthen the commissioning of health services for children and young people in contact with the YJS, drawing on the best available evidence.

Click on the link below to move to the toolkit

http://www.chimat.org.uk/yj/hwbna

This Health Needs Assessment presents an overview of the health needs of offenders primarily within the custody suites of Greater Manchester Constabulary. It also explores the needs of offenders who are in contact with community criminal justice agencies, namely the National Probation Service, Youth Offending Teams and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) across Greater Manchester. Data has been gathered to inform this document via Greater Manchester Police, Medacs, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, and Local Authorities. A range of issues have been identified in this document and six recommendations have been made for service improvement and development.

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