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|‘Disinformation’ also impacts on health matters!|
Hundreds of people will receive therapy to counteract the impact of harmful social media, as part of a new NHS service for the rare eating disorder diabulimia.
Patients will be coached to deal with unrealistic body images amid increasing concerns about the potential damage social media can have on young peoples’ mental health.
Diabulimia is a condition where people with Type 1 Diabetes restrict their insulin intake to lose weight and can lead to serious complications including blindness & amputations. It is most common in young people aged between ages 15 and 30.
Responding to growing awareness of the potentially deadly condition, NHS England has announced that it will pilot services joining up treatment for diabetes and mental ill health in London and the South Coast. The new service comes as the NHS Long Term Plan has committed to deliver a step change in mental health treatment and a renewed focus on children and young people’s health.Patients who are referred to the new services will also be offered daily structured meal planning and clinical support to manage their insulin intake as well as therapy. The services which mark a major step forward in the improved recognition of the condition will begin later this year and if successful, more services will be rolled out across the country. 2 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men with Type 1 diabetes are thought to have diabulimia.
NHS England: NHS to give therapy for harmful social media as part of plan to tackle rare eating disorder
Civil Service: Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Megan's story
Support for people with eating disorders
Government makes women’s mental health a top priority
NICE responds to feedback on eating disorders quality initiatives
Neglected older children missed
£13.5m innovation project is delivering ground breaking results
Help available for coping with eating disorders over Christmas
Death of woman, 19, from anorexia was avoidable, Ombudsman rules
People with eating disorders benefit from specialist CBT and self-help programmes, says NICE
NHS England comments on UCL and National Children’s Bureau report on young people’s depression
£500,000 to improve eating disorder services for young people in Wales
PM: mental health training for teachers will "make a real difference to children's lives"
Worried About Diabulimia? - Learn More From Diabetes UK
Diabulimia | National Eating Disorders Association
The Guardian: Why don't men seek help for eating disorders?
Anti-vaccination fake news on social media fuels tripling in measles ...
Meningitis B vaccination in the UK and the power of social media ...
NHS England chief in warning over anti-vaccine messages on social ...
Don't be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media' - BBC News
|Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:|
DHSC: Health & Social Care Secretary bans pagers from the NHS
DHSC: Parents encouraged to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms
DfE: New training for health visitors to boost early language skills
ScotGov: Organ & tissue donation changes
Innovate UK: Better, faster, more personalised asthma treatment
Ofsted: Social care commentary - using models of practice successfully
WAG: Extra funding for Care & Repair to help people live independentlyReform: Proceed With Caution - What Makes Personal Budgets Work?
|Good private rentals depend on co-operation of LA’s, Landlords & the RLA|
The RLA’s work with the Open Doors project in helping to promote equality in the private rented sector was praised at the Plenary in Wales last week.
David Melding, Assembly Member for South Wales Central, made the comments during a discussion about a new report published this week, by CIH Cymru and Tai Pawb, on private renting & mental health. He pointed out an example of a tenant developing a mental health issue as a result of rent arrears building up.
He noted that the area of vulnerable people in the private rented sector was an area of public policy which needed cross party support & development to meet modern trends and thought most landlords would jump at the chance to have such training to help them maintain long term tenants.David Melding AM then asked for the Deputy Minister for Housing & Local Government to commend the work of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) in our efforts to reduce inequality and discrimination in the private rented sector. Specifically, the Assembly Member was referring to the Open Doors project, which is a joint project being run by the RLA and charity Tai Pawb.
RLA work on promoting equality in PRS praised in Wales plenary
RLA: Electrical safety: What landlords need to know
RLA: Rogue landlord enforcement funding cut by 25%
1 + 1 equals 3 in beneficial outcomes
|Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:|
DIT: Trade remedies measures to protect UK businesses & cut prices
DIT: WTO agreement secures £1.3trillion market for British contractors
DfT: Government to consult on ban on 10-year-old tyres to boost road safety
DfT: Rail Review Chair says franchising cannot continue in its current form
CJEU: Use of Organic production logo of the EU
ScotGov: Mentor plan for female entrepreneurs
WAG: Shoppers recognise the quality of Welsh produce & prefer to buy Welsh
Dstl: Market exploration - point of care diagnostics
Ofcom: Clear, honest information before you buy broadband
techUK: Supplier Code of Conduct Refresh
New TUC & GMB passports will help almost 1m disabled people get the support they need at work
|SME Supplier Locator update...|
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|Not learning lessons is ‘all too common’ in public sector organisations|
Children’s Commissioner for England warns the ‘same mistakes that led to child sexual exploitation failings are being repeated with gangs’.
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published an in-depth study looking at children in England who are members of gangs. The report, “Keeping kids safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation”, estimates there are 27,000 children in England who identify as a gang member, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services.
Some of these children may only identify loosely with a gang and may not be involved in crime or serious violence: more concerning is the estimated 34,000 children who know gang members who have experienced serious violence in the last year. The research looks into the characteristics of children involved in gangs and also shows how a number of early warning signs of gang-based violence have been on the rise in recent years.The report also suggests safeguarding boards are frequently failing to investigate properly child deaths where gang violence was a factor. As a result, there is little evidence that they can ensure lessons are learnt in terms of protecting other children.
Same mistakes that led to child sexual exploitation failings are being repeated with gangs
LGA responds to report on child gangs
MHCLG: £9.8m fund to confront knife crime & gang culture
DCMS launches new youth voice projects
Criminal exploitation & ‘county lines’: learn from past mistakes, report finds
Home Secretary announces recipients of Early Intervention Youth Fund
£5m fund to deter young people from gang & knife crime
National County Lines Coordination Centre to crack down on drug gangs
New unit to tackle exploitation of vulnerable young people
Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk
Shining a light on the experiences of children involved with gangs
Home Secretary announces further action to target youth violence
Hospital admissions for youths assaulted with sharp objects up almost 60%
Home Secretary announces new police powers to deal with knife crime
Criminal exploitation and ‘county lines’: learn from past mistakes, report finds
Tackling Knife crime: Detection of steel-bladed knives
Community groups provided with additional funding to tackle knife crime
Home Office launches anti-knife crime lessons ahead of summer holidays
Knife Crime Prevention Market Exploration
Home Office announces plans for Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence
Home Secretary announces launch of the Serious Violence Strategy
Home Office launches anti-knife crime campaign
LGA: Cuts to youth offending budgets putting crime reduction work at riskPower Of Cricket Shines Through
|Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:|
MOD Sealand to be innovation hotbed for Defence
MoD: UK & NATO allies to test crisis response on exercise in Germany
PC&PE: Army and Capita must share blame for soldier recruitment failures
LGA responds to children's services funding analysis
Environment Agency publishes new evidence to plan for flood & coastal risk up to 2065
TfL tackles unsafe roadworks and launches new good practice handbook
NCFE: Adult Skills and Social mobility
Charity Commission and partners launch fraud resilience survey
HO: New process for artists & sportspeople entering from Ireland
DfE: All pupils will be taught about mental & physical wellbeing
ScotGov: Establishment of national Bank takes step forward
WAG: Welsh tax plans to build momentum in 2019
NAO: Transforming Rehabilitation - Progress review
Audit Scotland issues good practice note on performance reports in central governmentMapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience
|Future European Commission to take control of UK Social Security?|
EU’s civil society consultative body votes in favour of EU-supported decent minimum income for all EU citizens in need.
On 20 February, the EESC adopted the opinion "For a European Framework directive on a Minimum Income" in which it asked the EC to introduce a binding EU framework establishing an adequate minimum income across Europe, tailored to the standard of living in each Member State.A minimum income is a social welfare measure guaranteeing that all citizens have a sufficient income to live a life in dignity. By means of a directive, the EU could support guide the development of decent minimum income schemes in the Member States. Although binding upon each Member State with regard to the result to be achieved, a directive still gives them leeway as to the choice of form and method of implementation.
EU’s civil society consultative body votes in favour of EU-supported decent minimum income for all EU citizens in need ~ Editorial commentary; Lest we forget the direction the EU is travelling in!
More contributions to the Brexit process
Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:
DExEU: UK and Switzerland sign citizens’ rights agreement
10DS: PM statement to the House of Commons: 26 February 2019
DHSC: Update on medicines & medical products supply as we exit the EU
DIT: Trade remedies measures to protect UK businesses & cut prices
DIT: WTO agreement secures £1.3trillion market for British contractors
PC&PE: Fishing and Brexit-related treaties scrutinised by EU Committee
HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal
HM Treasury: VAT recovery for financial services exports in a no deal scenario
ScotGov: Scotland to suffer under UK immigration proposals
EU News: Preserving social security entitlements in the event of no-deal Brexit: Draft contingency measures
Ensuring safe flying after Brexit
Basic road connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with Parliament
FCA: Joint statement by UK and US authorities on continuity of derivatives trading & clearing post-Brexit
FCA releases updated guidance on EU departure preparations
FCA confirms proposals in the event of a no-deal Brexit
FRC: Accounting and audit 'no deal' letters
OE: Legal changes to the Brexit deal? 4 examples when the EU revisited deals they had already signed off
OE: The UK’s tariff policy under a No Deal Brexit: Need-to-know
IPPR: Regional funding after Brexit - Opportunities for the UK's Shared Prosperity Fund
LGA responds to IPPR report on the shared prosperity fund
B4B: Who is calling the tune? The ‘final choreography’ for Brexit
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