This is a report of an inquiry by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in June 2003. It examines how problem drug users with parental responsibilities harm their children's health and well being. It is estimated that there are more than 250,000 children affected in the United Kingdom. The inquiry considers what is presently being done and what could be done in the future to reduce the number of children in this situation.
Report of a review of the use of physical restraint on young people in custody conducted in the wake of the deaths of two young men in secure training centres in which restraint played a part and making recommendations on restraint procedures and practice.
This briefing evaluates the relationship between child abuse (particularly sexual abuse) and other risk factors present during childhood, and subsequent suicide attempts. It concludes that suicide ideation is a common feature of children and young people who have experienced maltreatment or are at risk of maltreatment.
Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.
Regulations covering services for children and young people up to the age of 16 years which are to be regulated under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.
Applicable to services in public, private and voluntary sectors, and in domestic or non-domestic premises which provide services for over two hours a day and for six days or more each year.
This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.
The West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration (WMHTAC) is an organisation involving several universities and academic groups who collaboratively undertake research synthesis to produce health technology assessments. This report is a cost-effectiveness review which complements three additional reports (effectiveness review, qualitative review and economic modelling report).
Guidance document designed to help commissioners of child and adolescent mental health services identify ways in which the local voluntary sector can help them meet the needs of their populations. It also offers advice on the process of working with the voluntary sector in order to achieve an effective working relationship.
Leaflet intended to help all those involved in bringing up children protect them from harm by highlighting the problem of children sexually abusing other children, explaining the warning signs to look out for and steps which can be taken to prevent such abuse.
This resource examines the human mind. Presenter Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind - from how we learn, to how we're able to recognise faces and what makes one person 'click' with another. There are three programmes in the series which are available on the Open2.net website, which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.