A scoping review of the evidence relevant to life checks for young people aged 9 to 14 years
Harden, A. 2007. A scoping review of the evidence relevant to life checks for young people aged 9 to 14 years. London EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
Life checks - emotional and physical health check ups followed by feedback, advice and support - have been proposed by the English Department of Health (DH) as a personalised service providing support and advice at key stages throughout the lifespan to help people to maintain and improve their health. A set of transitional stages has been identified as the most appropriate for life checks to take place, and, for young people, the proposed key stage for a life check is the transition between primary and secondary school at the ages 11 to 12 years. This report is the result of a scoping review commissioned by the DH. The review aimed to identify the size and scope of the available research evidence relevant to the life check proposal for young people. Of particular interest was evidence about the effectiveness of life checks within and outside school settings, evidence about the acceptability of life checks to young people, and evidence about optimising uptake of the life check.
|Keywords||youth transitions; health promotion|
|Publisher||EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1643|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||12 Jul 2012|
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