Wales: NHS safeguarding kept vulnerable safe during pandemic

A report from Public Health Wales (PHW) explains how the NHS Wales Safeguarding Network continued its vital work during the pandemic.

England: ministers urged to join forces to support family services

The House of Lords Public Services Committee has called on the government’s health, education and communities departments to work together with Treasury support to address the causes of child vulnerability.

Exploring trauma care

Practice development nurse and health visitor Christopher Sweeney looks at what trauma-informed practice means to health visiting. 

Investigation: peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment among children and young people isn’t new, but we are becoming more aware of its prevalence. Journalist Anna Scott finds out what’s going on.

Wales: disclosing ACEs forges better bonds with HVs

A study commissioned by the Welsh Government reveals that positive benefits are gained by all parties when health visitors enquire about caregivers’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at routine visits.

Duchess launches centre for early childhood to drive awareness and action

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood to drive awareness of, and action on, ‘the transformative impact of the early years’.

Gender differences and the influence of ACEs on youth delinquency

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a significant effect on teenagers’ criminal behaviour, at least for girls, according to a study in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

The hidden harm of elder abuse

A third of UK citizens think that domestic violence directed towards older people isn’t abuse. That’s why the present lockdown for older people looks increasingly concerning, says Veronica Gray of Hourglass.

Domestic abuse: the danger indoors

Journalist Juliette Astrup explores the worrying surge in domestic abuse during the Covid-19 lockdown and what is being done to address it.

News in numbers: May/June 2020

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Scotland: minimum alcohol pricing fails to dent underage drinking habits

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol has had no impact on under-18s’ drinking habits, say researchers

Wales: extra help for the hidden homeless

A major new campaign to tackle hidden homelessness among young people has been launched by the Welsh Government.

One-to-one: just doing what's right

Meet another of your new vice-presidents… councillor Sara Rowbotham talks to Aviva Attias about her career twists and turns – and her future plans.

The first lesson: resilience

Leading expert in trauma-informed training Sue Penna explains how resilence is the best skill children can learn.

Poverty associated with suicide risk in children and teens

Suicide rates in under-20s are higher in US counties where there is more poverty, researchers have found.

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.

The health visitor, the ecological approach and the assessment of health need with a focus on the gypsy and traveller community.

Jacqueline Cattenach explores the links between child development and health and cultural factors in this most marginalised of groups.
 

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