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CPRU and SCIE have joined together to produce a range of materials to support partnership working in child protection. Cross-cutting lead for social care, Amanda Edwards, coordinated the project that focused specifically on liaison between acute paediatric and child protection services.

Further information

Adolescent Health Projects

Multiple Health Risk Behaviour

High Risk youth who engage in multiple health risk behaviour: identifying opportunities for prevention. 

Given the public health significance of health risk behaviours (HRB) including substance use, sexual risk and aggression among adolescents, our research aimed to investigate co-occurring multiple HRB, its prevalence, associated protective and risk factors, outcomes and prevention strategies.

We examined five British datasets containing information about adolescent risk behaviour. Our research also included interviews with young people about their experiences of multiple HRB, as well as a search for interventions which reduce or prevent multiple HRB.

For more information contact Daniel Hale.  Daniel.Hale(@)ucl.ac.uk

Key Publications

Project completed January 2013

The Impact of Health on Educational Attainment and Life Chances

The impact of health on educational attainment and life chances and the value of a single unique identifier for children/young people

The study will explore what role health services play in the educational attainment and life chances for children and young people and the impact of good and poor physical and mental health on educational attainment.

The study will explore the policy relevant question of whether it would be helpful to have the Swedish model of one unique identifier for children/young people across health and education and if so how would it drive action. The project will involve a systematic review followed by an examination of various cohorts to explore the specific research questions, and the implications for policy.

For more information contact Daniel Hale.  Daniel.Hale(@)ucl.ac.uk

Evidence and Logic around Adolescent Medicine

There has been a lot of recent research in relation to transition to adult services but although this has established what young people want and how good transition improves outcomes, little has changed in most chronic disease areas. One of the key issues is around helping develop a more efficient joint working of physicians (and other adult professionals) and paediatricians.

The research will explore issues around expanding adolescent & young adult care and movement of transition point to 24 years of age. The major aim is to improve quality with improved disease control and adherence. The research questions are whether there is an advantage in delaying transition to 24 years for long-term conditions and if so is it implementable. This will be a strategic and high level (ie introductory) project including mental health as well as local authorities and social care.

For more information contact Daniel Hale.  Daniel.Hale(@)ucl.ac.uk

Age Appropriate Services for Adolescents

Response Mode Project: A scoping project on the health economics of age appropriate services for adolescents

The background to this project is that young people achieve optimum outcomes when treated in age appropriate settings (and often sub-optimal ones when this does not happen). There is evidence that services have not fully implemented policy guidelines to achieve this. The research questions are currently being defined in consultation with the DH but are likely to address the following areas:-

  • what is the cost of not treating in age appropriate settings
  • what is the cost of treating in age appropriate settings?
  • what is the cost to change?
  • what is the relative cost of the outcome for the child when treated in age appropriate or inappropriate settings?

For more information contact Daniel Hale.  Daniel.Hale(@)ucl.ac.uk

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