Sets out the progress that has been made in reducing England's teenage pregnancy rate between 1998 and 2008; presents a review of the evidence-base on what works in reducing teenage pregnancy rates, including examples of effective practice in local areas.
Teenage Pregnancy: Past successes – future challenges is the final report from the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group (TPIAG) which for 10 years advised Ministers on reducing teenage pregnancy and improving support for teenage parents. The report says that over the past decade there has been significant progress in reducing teenage pregnancy, but there have also been missed opportunities - while England’s under-18 pregnancy rate is currently at its lowest level for 20 years, it is still unacceptably high.
Getting maternity services right for pregnant teenagers and young fathers (revised November 2009)
This guide was first produced in 2008 by the Department and DH. It has been revised with the help of the Fatherhood Institute, following feedback from midwives and other maternity workers who wanted more guidance on engaging young fathers.
The revised edition of this guide, published jointly by the Department, the Department of Health and the Royal College of Midwives in 2008, contains practical pointers as to how commissioning and delivery of maternity services for young parents can be achieved, with case studies of successful services. It places renewed emphasis on multi-agency working in the commissioning and delivery of services.
Summary of key points in relation to: progress in reducing teenage pregnancy rates; what works; and what action lead members can take to challenge and support local teenage pregnancy strategies.
You’re welcome quality criteria - making health services young people friendly (2007)
Department of Health guidance to making health services young people-friendly.
Sets out the rationale for, and examples of good practice, in relation to the provision of contraceptive and sexual health in FE colleges.
This midwifery guide, jointly published by the Department, the Department of Health and the Royal College of Midwives, highlights effective practice on issues of confidentiality and sharing information about individual teenage mothers.
It describes the poor outcomes to which teenage parents are at risk and sets out measures that can be taken locally and what is being done nationally to improve these poor outcomes.
Teenage pregnancy next steps: Guidance for local authorities and primary care trusts on effective delivery of local strategies (2006)
This guidance for LAs and PCTs gives advice on what works in areas with declining rates and which confirms the evidence base for reducing teenage pregnancies. It highlights seven key factors to help reduce rates including active engagement of mainstream delivery partners, a strong senior champion, accessible young people-centred contraceptive and sexual health advice services, and priority being given to developing comprehensive sex and relationship education programmes.
Teenage pregnancy: Accelerating the strategy to 2010 (2006)
Accompanying guidance to Teenage pregnancy next steps, showing how local areas need to develop strategies taking account of what has worked in areas with rapidly declining rates.
Guidance for Youth Support workers.
Enabling young people to access contraceptive and sexual health information and advice (2004)
The legal and policy framework for social workers, residential social workers, foster carers and other social care practitioners.
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