The sexual health needs of Looked After Young People: Service providers’ views and responses – findings from Scotland and Ireland . Deirdre Fullerton Insights Health and Social Research. Overview of Presentation. Summary of key research (International Research)
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The sexual health needs of Looked After Young People: Service providers’ views and responses – findings from Scotland and Ireland
Insights Health and Social Research
Chase et al (2008) Knight et al (2006)
Billings et al (2007)
Barn and Mantovani (2007)
Corylon and McGuire (1999)
Robertson RD (2013) Literature Review
Key Findings – National and International Research
Children who are in care are widely recognised as being more socially excluded and vulnerable to poor health and social outcomes than the most disadvantaged children outside the care system (Meltzer et al 2003; Biehal et al 1995).
Previous Research with Service Providers
The Views of Service Providers - Ireland
Collaborative study between UCD, Insights, QUB
Funded by HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme
The study involves a number of discrete, but interrelated stages using a mixed methods approach.
• HSE Social work (Residential, Foster and Aftercare)• Foster care organisations• Specialist services for Young Care Leavers • Education and training e.g. Schools, Youthreach, CTC • Generic Youth services• Youth Health Services (general and specialist services)• Health promotion
• Homeless organisations • Services to early school leavers • Primary care (GP, Practice Nurse, Public Health Nursing) • Specialist services providing support for pregnant and/or parenting teenagers• Training and workforce development organisation • Advocacy organisations• Research organisation
Responding to the Sexual Health needs of Young people in Care
Examples from Scotland – from Descriptive Mapping Study 2011
Specialised sex education programmes
One to one advice – across a range of health behaviours
Carmen Project – Peer Mentoring