A snapshot of our reports, resources and online training that we think will help you.
With the renewed emphasis on creating an integrated journey of support for children, young people and their families it’s more important than ever that, as a sector, we have a clear understanding of policy and good examples of what best practice looks like.
Through our work with NHS England, the Department of Health and other public health bodies we’ve developed a number of reports, resources, toolkits, guidance and training that we think will help you. We've pulled these resources together along with publications from across the sector which you can find in our Resources Hub. We've picked a few of the top resources we think will help you.
A printable overview of our health related resources with weblinks
We've pulled together a very handy printable overview of our more recent work, with a particular focus on our health related resources and guidance. This overview, which can be downloaded here, contains guidance, recent reports, links to e-training and good practice. It is a useful tool for any professional working with this cohort and a helpful starting point for understanding the work that we do at Council For Disabled Children.
CDC top resources for health professionals
Reviews, reports and briefings
- These Are Our Children
- Understanding the needs of disabled children with complex needs or life limiting conditions (a review of national data)
- Managing My Way Report
- Children and Young People's views on the NHS constitution
- Children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge
Toolkits, resources and e-learning
- What is Integrated Personal Comissioning?
- Designated Medical Officer / Designated Clinical Officer Handbook
- DMO Online Forum
- CCG Audit Tool
- Local Authority Audit Tool
- Making It Happen
- Early Years Toolkit
- Your Rights, Your Future Toolkit
- Key Working Approaches to Support SEND Reforms
- Joint Working Workshop Resources
- Decision Making Toolkit
- Children with SEN in Youth Custody
- Young People in Youth Custody: A Practice Guide
- Early Years short guide
- SEND Reforms in the Early Years Settings
- Disabled Children in the Equality Act 2010
- Expert Parent Programme Toolkit
- NICE guidelines: Transitionn from Children's to Adult's Services (NICE)
- Commissioning a Good Child Health Service (Royal College of General Practitioners)
Children and Families Act implementation*
- Implementation Update: Issues relating to health
- Health reforms in the Children and Families Act
- Summary of the Children and Families Act
*See also CCG and LA Audit Tools above for implementation toolkits
Education, Health and Care plans
Useful Websites and Links
We also recommend looking at any of the following websites where you can find further advice and support.
British Academy of Childhood Disability
The BACD provides a support network for those working in district and tertiary level services and promotes communication between Child Development Team. It encourages debate and promotes research on childhood disability and works closely with voluntary organisations to advocate for disabled children and their families.
Get Your Rights
An accessible website designed specifically for disabled children and young people and those with SEN to help them understand their rights and navigate the health system.
Disability Matters is a free e-learning resource for hte UK workforce. It covers topics including helth and wellbeing, behaviour and emotions, decision making, and family and society.
Royal College Paediatrics and Child Health
The RCPCH plays a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. They have about 17,000 members in the UK and across the world providing training, e-learning and support.
Ready Steady Go
Ready Steady Go is a transition programme developed by Southhampton Children's Hospital to help young people and their families through the transition from children's to adults' services. It includes
Me first is an education and training resource that is designed to help healthcare professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in communicating with children and young people. It does this by encouraging a child-centric mentality in staff, and by providing tools and advice to support this.