Youth Justice Health and Well-being Needs Assessment Toolkit

Improving health and well-being across the youth justice system pathway.

This toolkit helps with the planning, commissioning and writing of health and well-being needs assessments (HWBNAs) for use across the youth justice system (YJS), in both community and secure settings (including secure settings that hold children and young people because of concerns about their welfare rather than because they have offended.)

It consists of two model templates of a health and well-being needs assessment for you to work with and adapt to your own setting. Along with supporting information and tried and tested tools to guide you through the needs assessment process.

The toolkit has been developed by the Department of Health as part of the Healthy children, safer communities cross-government strategy and its commitment to strengthen the commissioning of health services for children and young people in contact with the YJS, drawing on the best available evidence.

Find out more About HWBNA or click on the links below to use the templates and access a range of information to help you produce your HWBNA.

This toolkit has been developed by the Department of Health, with valuable contributions from a wide range of people consulted, and from NHS South Central of England (former South Central Strategic Health Authority). We welcome your feedback.

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