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Children in need of help and protection - consultation response

In 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's call for evidence on the educational outcomes for children of help and protection. We highlighted the need for collaboration between schools, social care and paediatrics to ensure children’s needs are being met across all sectors.
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Diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old - clinical guideline

This NICE accredited evidence-based clinical guideline provides recommendations on the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants from 37 weeks corrected gestation (post menstrual) to two months of age (post term). It is for all UK paediatric and neonatal health care practitioners ...
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Healthcare standards for children and young people in secure settings

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards - first published in 2013, and refreshed in 2019 for England - help healthcare professionals, commissioners,...
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Increasing data completeness for two year follow up data - a case study for NNAP

The following case study was included in the 2016 National Neonatal Audit Programme annual report to highlight how some neonatal networks and units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying and undertaking local quality improvement activities. It is presented by Dr Kate Palmer, Consultant Ne...
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Looked after children (LAC)

This term typically denotes children cared for by Government, though exact definitions vary between the four nations. More than 93,000 children in the UK are in care, 70,000 in England. Most are taken into care over fears of abuse or neglect. They are vulnerable to health inequalities, and exhibit s...