Health

SAFER communication guidelines

These are guidelines for communications between health visitors and local authority children’s social care teams using the SAFER process when a child may be suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm.  but the guidelines are useful for any professional to make sure of.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/208132/NHS_Safer_Leaflet_Final.pdf

For the ideal A&E pathway for children up to 18 years presenting with behavioural, emotional, learning difficulties and mental health see here .

Combating CSE: a Free e-Learning resource for health professionals

Abuse such as sexual exploitation, thrives in silence. The more we talk, discuss and question it, the less likely it is to continue. If every healthcare professional uses this tool, and applies the learning in their work we will be one step closer to ensuring that every young person who is being exploited gets the help they need.

Produced by Brook on behalf of the Department of Health. It is designed to equip all those working within health with the knowledge to understand, recognise and respond to CSE.

The tool is available to all NHS staff on the e-LfH platform but because we want as many healthcare professionals to be able to access it here: https://www.brook.org.uk/our-work/cse-e-learning-tool

This includes everyone from receptionists and healthcare assistants, to GPs, nurses, counsellors, therapists and consultants – all of whom have a role to play in picking up on key warning signs.The tool takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and uses facts, scenarios, videos and assessments to highlight the warning signs and build knowledge and confidence in applying the appropriate safeguarding procedures. Additional reading on the Harrow reporting pathway, the s.a.f.e.g.u.a.r.d. tool, information on MASE and other CSE links ensure the reader understands CSE within the Harrow context.

As  completion of the course is not monitored please ensure that your manager is informed when you have completed the E-learning as this information will be gathered by Harrow Safeguarding Children Board has a responsibility to collate those who are undertaking such learning.

Everything you need to get the most out of the NHS

nhs picYou have rights when making decisions and choices about your healthcare.

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) at the National Children’s Bureau has launched a new website to inform children and young people of their right to high quality healthcare from the NHS.

Get your rights: everything you need to get the most out of the NHS

 

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http://www.info4carekids.org.uk/index.aspx

If you are a looked-after child or young person, this website is designed to help you with information, advice and useful links to further resources. It is important that you know what care and support you can receive and what choices you have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own

FGM films for healthcare professionals

The Department of Health has published a set of films about female genital mutilation (FGM) for healthcare professionals. Topics covered include: the impact of FGM on mental health; mandatory reporting; personal experiences of FGM and how healthcare professionals can support victims.

Further information:  FGM resources for healthcare professionals

Child mental health toolkit for schools

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has developed a free toolkit for school leaders wishing to assess and improve the support their school provides for children’s well being and mental health. The framework has four stages: deciding to act and identifying what is in place already; getting a shared understanding and commitment to change and development; building relationships and developing practices; implementation and evaluation.

Further information: A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health: a self-assessment and improvement tool for school leaders (PDF)

A whole school framework for emotional well-being and mental health: supporting resources for school leaders (PDF)

 

Child mental health toolkit for schools

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has developed a free toolkit for school leaders wishing to assess and improve the support their school provides for children’s well being and mental health. The framework has four stages: deciding to act and identifying what is in place already; getting a shared understanding and commitment to change and development; building relationships and developing practices; implementation and evaluation.

Further information: A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health: a self-assessment and improvement tool for school leaders (PDF)

A whole school framework for emotional well-being and mental health: supporting resources for school leaders (PDF)

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: