Looking out for looked-after children

GP Jeremy C Gibson and nurse Heather Peet discuss ways to keep this most vulnerable and overlooked sector of society safe and hopeful for the future. 

Too young to cope? Helping teenage parents

Health visitor Julie Davidson describes techniques for working with often resistant teenage parents to make a real difference to the outcomes of young families.

Working from home: the new reality

As the fight against Covid-19 continues, and CPs find themselves working from home at least in part, journalist Linsey Wynton considers the main issues this presents for CPs. 

More than words

Nurturing language development in children should start from an early age, experts agree. But how can you support today’s parents to promote effective communication from the outset? Journalist Helen Bird reports.

MacQueen: a pioneering placement

Rachel Carter and Rebecca Reynolds describe plans to help improve knowledge, skills and understanding in key aspects of public health and health inequalities.

Digital case management: paper to pixels

Senior matron Julie Plant explains how the children’s service in Wolverhampton ditched its 100% paper-based recording system and switched to digital case management.

Childminding initiative: room to breathe

Health visitor Jo-Anne Linnane encourages local parents to take up the two-year-old childcare offer, which provides 570 hours of free childminding a year.

New children's bill: striking back

Lecturer Michelle Moseley looks at the new law in Wales that has put an end to the physical punishment of children.

Pregnant with fear

Catriona Jones, Claire Marshall, Colin Martin and Julie Jomeen discuss a clinical pathway for women with fear of childbirth.

Autism clinical part 2: the hidden disability

In the second of a two-part series, journalist Colleen Shannon takes a fresh look at Asperger syndrome, and asks how you can offer understanding and support.

Why can't dad come home?

Health visitors Jo Lamb and Mel Griffiths on innovating practice to deliver the Healthy Child Wales Programme to fathers in prison.

Understanding autism

In the first of a two-part series, journalist Colleen Shannon asks how well we are supporting autistic children and their families.

Better together

Health visitor Alison Spiro looks at three local authorities in England that provide integrated pathways between hospital and community services for breastfeeding support.

The sticking point

An action plan to help your client when the odds are stacked against you is more important than ever, writes journalist Erin Dean, especially with harder-to-access services and CP staffing issues. 

Let's end the postcode lottery

New research calls for five key actions to help community practitioners support women and families living with perinatal mental illness in Northern Ireland. Caroline Cunningham and Susan Galloway discuss.

One of your own

Safeguarding nurse Caroline Waldron explores the role of the health practitioner as a corporate parent for looked-after children and care leavers, identifying practical steps.

Closing the word gap

Wendy Nicholson MBE explains how Public Health England and the Department for Education are working to equip socially disadvantaged children with the speech, language and communication needs they require to fulfil their true potential.

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