Current policy consultations

Current policy consultations

As part of our work we respond to policy consultations relevant to young people’s health both for AYPH and as part of the Young People’s Health Partnership.  Responses to consultations and links to relevant open consultations are set out below.

 

Children in need of help and protection: call for evidence

Closes 1 June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a call for evidence to find out what professionals in education, social care, health & other specialist services are doing to improve the educational outcomes of children in need. They are looking at what makes the difference to the educational outcomes of Children in Need in practice, how some Children in Need can achieve better educational outcomes than others, and what works in enabling Children in Need to achieve their potential. They are particularly interested in: how support is delivered or commissioned to help children, how this support is measured and evaluated and how this support influences educational outcomes.

Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health inquiry

Closes 6 April 2018

The Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. The Committee would particularly welcome the perspectives and experiences, and details of any initiatives taken, by children, schools and youth organisations.

Green Paper: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

The Green Paper sets out the Government’s plans to improve mental health support for children and young people.  It includes a focus on prevention and stresses the importance of work with schools and colleges.

AYPH has highlighted the need for mental health support from prevention through to specialist services for all young people age 10 – 25.  We think that everyone working with young people must be involved in improving mental health support including the VCSE and families.  You can read our response to the consultation as part of the Young People’s Health Partnership here.

Changes to teaching of Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE

This consultation will inform the delivery of commitments the Government made to:

    • introduce statutory relationships and sex education (RSE) in all secondary schools from 2019 and statutory ‘relationships education’ in all primary schools
    • update statutory guidance on relationships and sex education (last updated in 2000
    • consider whether to make PSHE statutory in its entirety.

High quality PSHE is important for all young people and we will be responding to this consultation and confirming our support for PSHE to be made statutory in its entirety. You can read our response to the call for evidence as part of the Young People’s Health Partnership here.

 

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