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These toolkits are a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing and Public Health England

They are primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including:

  • school nurses
  • practice nurses
  • accident and emergency nurses

These toolkits aim to:

  • develop skills and knowledge and recognise the wider context of mental health in relation to LGBT sexual orientation and identity.
  • provide a general outline for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge around suicide prevention strategies with LGBT young people

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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.

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These stories from health visitors and service-users demonstrate the work and benefits of the transformed health visiting service. The service offers 4 levels of support depending on need, 5 universal reviews at key points in a child’s life and 6 high impact areas where health visitors make the biggest difference.

These examples are structured under the 6 high impact areas, which are:

  • transition to parenthood
  • maternal mental health
  • breastfeeding
  • healthy weight and nutrition
  • managing minor illness and preventing accidents
  • the two year review.

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The Young People's Profiles allow areas to see how they perform against the national average and against other local areas when considering the key public health outcomes for young people. Baseline and trend information are provided where available. The Young People’s Profiles support Public Health England’s report, Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health which gives practical support to councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, and service providers.

The Young People's Profiles are displayed in four views:

The following guide shows you how to use the tool and explains its various features: Quick guide to using Young People's Profiles

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Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a terrible crime with destructive and far reaching consequences for victims, their families, and society. It is not limited to any particular geography, ethnic or social background, and all councils should assume that CSE is happening in their area and take proactive action to prevent it.

This is not just a job for the lead member for children's services or the local director of children's services. This pack is aimed at elected members at all levels. We all have a role to play in keeping children safe, and councils cannot stamp out CSE without the help of the wider community. Councillors have a key role to play in this, and should not be afraid to raise these issues within the communities they represent.

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This report (including literature review) evaluated a local implementation of the MEND childhood weight management programme and the effectiveness of providing post-programme support on sustaining improvements made in weight status.

A collection of maps that highlight countries of births from Bolton residents not born in the United Kingdom. The nations covered are:

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Somalia
  • South Africa

An infographic from ONS that presents an overview of what it is like to be an older person (65+) in the UK.

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This briefing was commissioned by PHE and written by the Institute of Health Equity. It is a summary of a more detailed evidence review on the same topic and is intended primarily for directors of public health, public health teams and local authorities. This briefing and accompanying evidence reviews are part of a series commissioned by PHE to describe and demonstrate effective, practical local action on a range of social determinants of health.

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The associated evidence summary is: Local action on health inequalities: Good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition

1. When children start school, a good transition from the home or nursery environment is important, particularly for those who live in more difficult circumstances, who have special needs, or for whom English is not a first language.
2. Good home to school transition programmes have been linked to better outcomes, particularly for at-risk groups, meaning these programmes have a role to play in reducing inequalities in outcomes.
3. Practices to support children’s start at school, such as open days, familiarisation lessons and visits, are linked with them making a better adjustment to the school environment and having improved social and emotional skills.
4. Support for parents through the transition period can also be helpful in reducing anxiety and social isolation.

This review provides a summary of evidence about the effect of resilience on health, the unequal distribution of resilience and its contribution to levels of health inequalities. The review outlines the potential actions that can be taken in schools in order to build resilience for all children and young people and reduce inequalities in resilience.

This evidence review was commissioned by Public Health England and researched, analysed and written by the UCL Institute of Health Equity. These papers show evidence for interventions on social issues that lead to poor health, including ways to deal with health inequalities. You can use them to get practical tips for dealing with these issues. They also show examples from local areas showing interventions that have been used to improve health. The series includes eight evidence reviews and 14 short briefing papers.

The documents can be used by:

  • local authority professionals whose work has implications for health and wellbeing, such as children’s services and planning services
  • local authorities - particularly directors of public health and their teams - to build health and wellbeing strategies and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
  • public health teams making a case for action on health inequalities
  • health and wellbeing boards making local public health strategies, including those covering service areas with health implications such as Local Plans and Growth Plans

This evidence summary can be accessed by clicking here:

The full list of resources can be viewed on this page:

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