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Sport and mental health: tackling stigma and promoting community wellbeing

One in six people experience a mental health problem every day. A large bank of research and evidence shows that physical activity can be as effective as medication in treating depression. This briefing highlights the evidence and examples of good practice. Councils have a crucial role in this agenda.

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Health, public health and social care round up: March 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications. The briefing covers: •major developments in March •health and social care reform and finance •public health reform and practice •health and social care quality and practice.

England & Wales
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Update on approaches to integrated care

Integrating health and social care services has urgent impetus from our ageing society and the numbers living with long-term conditions. This briefing outlines the current integration landscape, including progress on the Better Care Fund whose implementation started on 1 April.

England & Wales
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Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools – Commons Education Committee

The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) . The key recommendation is that these subjects should be compulsory in schools. This briefing looks at the report and other recent publications on the subject.

England & Wales
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Planning, health and wellbeing: new LGiU Essential Guide

Planning, health and wellbeing is a new LGiU guide which brings together LGiU briefings and guidance from other organisations on supporting healthy communities through planning – a crucial issue, especially for councillors, public health and planners and one where cross departmental working is vital.

England & Wales
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Ofsted’s Social Care Annual Report, 2013–14

Ofsted’s 2013-14 on children’s social care (published this week) highlights the difficulties authorities face with increasing demand for services and continued intense public scrutiny; some authorities are performing well under difficult circumstances, but over half of local authorities are not yet good enough

England & Wales
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Child Sexual Exploitation in Oxfordshire – Serious Case Review

The Oxfordshire Serious Case Review into Child Sexual Exploitation in the county examines the problems of recognising and taking action on groups of individuals exploiting children for sex, and describes the significant improvements in practice to reduce the exploitation.

England & Wales