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Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know? (The Mental Elf)

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know? (The Mental Elf)

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Looked-after children: the silent crisis 2019 update (Social Market Foundation)

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

http://www.smf.co.uk/publications/looked-children-silent-crisis-update/#163961_20190903073335

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How stress in childhood affects life-course health outcomes (The Health Foundation)

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

https://www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/blogs/stress-in-childhood-and-over-the-life-course-our-bodies-pay-the-price#163961_20190905112644

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Dental health

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

Dental surgeons say all schools in England should be encouraged to become sugar free to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay. The call comes as analysis by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) shows more than 100,000 hospital admissions for

children under the age of ten in England due to tooth decay over a three year period1. This is despite the condition being almost entirely preventable.

The FDS has published a new position statement today (15 August) on children's oral health which is an update to their January 2015 report 'The state of children's oral health in England.' The statement also calls on the new Government to stand by previous commitments in the Childhood Obesity Plan and Prevention Green Paper. The FDS says supervised tooth brushing schemes in England should be put in place before 2022 so that more children at risk of decay can benefit.

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Preventing STI's

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE's professional resource, focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections

(STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial resistant

STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. STIs are a major public health concern, which may seriously impact

the health and wellbeing of affected individuals, as well as being costly to healthcare services. If left undiagnosed and untreated, common

STIs can cause a range of complications and long-term health problems, from adverse pregnancy outcomes to neonatal and infant infections, and cardiovascular and neurological damage.

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2019/08/21/health-matters-preventing-stis/#163961_20190905101115


 

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Girls attitudes survey

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

This major survey, now in its 11th year, canvasses the opinions of over 2,000 girls and young women aged 7 to 21,

inside and outside guiding across the UK. The findings in 2019 build on those from previous years. They give an insight

into how girls feel about the specific and emerging pressures facing them today, and what these mean for their happiness,

wellbeing and opportunities in life. All the results from this and previous surveys can be found on

 

Girlguiding's website: girlguiding.org.uk/girlsattitudes

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/girls-making-change/girls-attitudes-survey/#163961_20190904095932

 

 

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The good childhood report

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

The Good Childhood Report 2019 is the eighth in the Children's Society annual series and alongside the latest trends

in children's well-being, also looks at family, financial circumstance, multiple disadvantage and what children and

young people think about the future.

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Childhood flu programme:info for practitioners

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

Provides information on the flu vaccination programme for children, the vaccine and how to administer it.

View and download the accompanying childhood flu programme 2019 training slideset.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childhood-flu-programme-qa-for-healthcare-professionals#163961_20190904025540


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PHE Whole systems approach to obesity

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

Public Health England's (PHE's)

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight is a

professional resource that is designed to support local action to address obesity.

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NICE Alcohol interventions in Primary and Secondary Education

Sharon White - Monday, September 09, 2019 -

This guideline covers interventions in secondary and further education to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children

and young people aged 11 up to and including 18. It also covers people aged 11 to 25 with special educational needs or

disabilities in full-time education. It will also be relevant to children aged 11 in year 6 of primary school.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng135#163961_20190905010110


 

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