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  • Website You’re Welcome: quality criteria for young people friendly health services
    Sets out principles to help commissioners and service providers to improve the suitability of NHS and non-NHS health services for young people. The guidelines can reinforce young people’s social responsibility as life-lo ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Youth Access
    Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS).

    Publisher: Youth Access
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Sexual behaviours traffic light tool
    This resource has been developed to help professionals working with children and young people to identify, assess and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. It uses a 'traffic light tool' to categorise sexual behavi ...

    Publisher: Brook
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Making health services adolescent friendly: developing national quality standards for adolescent friendly health services
    This guidebook sets out the public health rationale for making it easier for adolescents to obtain the health services that they need to protect and improve their health and well-being, including sexual and reproductive ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website AYPH Be Healthy
    Be Healthy is a project run by the Association for Young People’s Health and the University of Bedfordshire on the health needs of young people affected by sexual exploitation. A film by young people who took part in the ...

    Publisher: Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website MindEd: e-learning to support young healthy minds
    This portal contains information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues, with free e-learning to help them support wellbeing and identify, understand and support children and young peop ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Youth wellbeing directory
    An online directory of all service providers that aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and/or mental health of children and young people and their caregivers.

    Publisher: Anna Freud Centre
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Contraceptive services for under 25s. NICE public health guidance (PH51)
    This guidance aims to improve access to high quality contraceptive services, especially for young people up to the age of 25. The guidance is for commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect ro ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Making integration a reality. Part 1: Joining up the commissioning of young people’s services
    A briefing for health and local authority commissioners providing guidance on how to join up the commissioning of young people's services across health, social care, housing and youth services.

    Publisher: Youth Access
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Making integration a reality. Part 2: Developing effective holistic services for young people
    A briefing for health and local authority commissioners providing guidance on how to develop joined-up service models for young people in transition that can provide co-ordinated support on health, mental health, social ...

    Publisher: Youth Access
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Lets talk about stuff: helpful stuff to support further education (website)
    The STUFF project provides training for further education staff and students on relationships, sexual health and related issues. The training is a result of extensive research with education professionals and students an ...

    Publisher: Brook
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Young people’s substance misuse: JSNA support pack
    This pack provides a series of commissioning prompts to help local authorities to consider young people’s substance misuse as part of their joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) and to assist with the commissioning of ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Guidance on joint strategic needs assessment
    This archived guidance provides tools for local partners undertaking joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA). It describes the stages of the process, including stakeholder involvement, engaging with communities and recom ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Local Government Association: young people
    Publications and news relating to young people from the Local Government Association.

    Publisher: Local Government Association (LGA)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Local Government Association: children's health
    Support tools and the latest information on children’s health issues from the Local Government Association.

    Publisher: Local Government Association (LGA)
    Published Date: 2014


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