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.  Links to relevant open consultations are set out below.

Call for evidence for All Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer Inquiry into Patient Experience

The APPG on children, teenagers and young adults with cancer has announced an inquiry focussing on improving patient experience. The Inquiry is gathering evidence and making recommendations on: children and young people’s experiences of diagnosis, post-treatment support for children and young people and how children and young people want their voices to be heard in the system.

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

Closes 12 noon 2 March 2018

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.  We will be making these points in our response.  You can also find out more from Youth Access and the CYP Mental Health Coalition.

Changes to teaching of Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE

Closes 12 February 2018

This consultation will inform the delivery of commitments the Government made in March 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.  Individuals and organisations can respond.  You can also find out more from the PSHE Association and the Sex Education Forum.


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