This resource, although comprehensive, won’t answer all the questions that carers might have around the health care of their young people. A number of relevant links have been provided throughout this resource. This section contains further links and details of websites and publications that might be of interest and help.
This section is divided into five small subsections. Click the links below to be taken to a particular section.
- Healthy eating and cooking
- Food behaviour
- Physical activity
- Children & young people
- Liverpool Sources & Information
Various healthy eating resources. These can be either ordered free of charge (contribution is welcome) or downloaded directly from the website.
You can downloadm the BHF Healthy Heart Recipe Finder app to your iPhone or Android smartphone. It has over 100 recipes from all over the world and a handy shopping list feature. Or sign up to BHF free Heart Matters service to use their online recipe finder
Website with loads of ideas, recipes and games for families to be healthier and happier
OTHER USEFUL COOKING TOOLKITS
Includes case studies and articles around food-related behaviours and how carers can deal with them
Australian resource providing practical strategies for carers and parents around eating-behaviour problems and increasing carers and parental awareness of a child’s eating cues.
Provides information, training and resources for all concerned with adoption and fostering, including children and young people
Provides practical support, training and resources for foster carers, social workers and other professionals.
FosterTalk is an independent, non-profit organisation providing professional support services to foster carers across the UK.
Fosterline delivered by FosterTalk - provides confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers. Fosterline advisors respond to enquiries by telephone, email and on the Fosterline Online Forum, on Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.
Aimed to improve services for children. Focused on research, evidence, policy and practice
A computer package that helps children communicate about their experiences, including potentially distressing events or relationships.
The voice for young people’s mental health and well-being with section for parents/carers
There are loads of great blogs for teenagers around that talk about living a healthy life and having fun. Here are our favourites:
Cool Food Planet uses customisable cartoon characters to let children aged 6-12 years explore a wide range of learning tools and interactive games on food and nutrition, particularly when playing alongside parents, carers and teachers. There are two age-appropriate portals, for 6-8 years and 9-12 years.
Rise Above is a web for young people to get them talk about the things that matter to them (including health, well-being and relationships). It contains inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.
Provides resources and information for looked-after children and young people around health and other areas
An organisation run for, and by, young people who are, or have been, in care. Also includes information on ‘Your Starter for Ten’ –
Website for young people with a wide range of health-related information including healthy eating and more.
Directory of all services available within Liverpool
Helps to make informed choices about people’s health and care, supports and listens and refers to other relevant local services.
This is a directory of the city’s resources that can be used to search for information and explore options for care and support as well as social activities and clubs.
Website with list of services and advice within Liverpool
This website is about assisting parents, carers or guardians in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It also contains a separate section designated for children aged 5-14+ years.
Located on the old Alder Hey site, Fresh CAMHS offer a range of support like therapy for young people and consultation and training to services and professionals across the city.
Alder Hey CAMHS is part of the wider Liverpool CAMHS Partnership offering specialist services to support children and young people and their families and carers around mental health difficulties.
If you’ve got the passion and commitment to make a really positive difference to a child’s life, get in touch.
Liverpool City Council has responsibility for looking after over 800 children across the city. Find out more on their fostering Facebook page.
To access this training, speak to your social worker.
This document provides a framework for healthcare staff to understand their role and responsibilities for meeting the needs of CiC.
These pages outline the national policy and guidance that specifically relates to CiC in the UK.
NSPCC’s (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) selection of their child protection research and safeguarding resources on CiC