Publications

Parental problem drinking and its impact on children – a research review

This review of research addresses the definition and extent of parental problem drinking, its impact across important dimensions of children’s lives, the impact on children as they become adults, and some messages for practice, including a suggested service specification. The main focus is on UK studies published in the last two decades. Aimed primarily at front-line social care workers and their managers, to help when assessing the need for services or delivering appropriate services to children and their families.

Commissioned by Research in Practice (2002)

Healthy Children, Safer Communities – A strategy to promote the health and well-being of children and young people in contact with the youth justice system

A strategy to ensure that children and young people in the youth justice system (in the community and in secure establishments) get timely access to the health and other services that will best promote their health and well-being. With Zarrina Kurtz.

Commissioned by Department of Health. A cross-Government strategy from DH, the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009)

ONE IN TEN – Key messages from policy, research and practice about young people who are NEET

A review that brings together information about 16- to 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training. The review answers some common questions from practice, including how many young people are NEET, why they become and stay so, and the role of formal and non-formal learning in helping young people make a successful transition to adult life. It provides messages for those working with children and families at strategic, operational and practitioner level.

Jo Tunnard, with Tim Barnes and Steve Flood. Commissioned by Research in Practice and The National Youth Agency. October 2008.

The mental health of young offenders

A chapter that considers, in relation to this group of vulnerable children and young people, needs and interventions, the policy and organisational framework, and best practice in promoting and protecting their mental health. With examples of promising practice in both custodial and community settings.

Tunnard J (2008) Chapter in Child and adolescent mental health today: a handbook. Edited by Catherine Jackson, Paula Lavis and Kathryn Hill. Published by Pavilion.

Promoting mental health for children held in secure settings: a framework for commissioning services

A framework to help develop the local and specialised commissioning needed to ensure the provision of a comprehensive CAMHS for the 3,000 children held in young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s homes on custody and welfare grounds. With Zarrina Kurtz. For the Department of Health, the Home Office, the Youth Justice Board and the Department for Education.

Department of Health (2007)

Pushed into the shadows: young people’s experience of adult mental health facilities

Interviews with children and parents about their experience of adult mental health facilities. With Cathy Street and Joe Roberson, via YoungMinds.

Office of the Children's Commissioner (2007)

Mapping needs and interventions for children in the secure estate. A report for the Department of Health

A study of the mental health needs, services and gaps in provision in the 19 young offender institutions in England and Wales, drawing on the views of healthcare, mental health in-reach and other on-site and visiting staff. With Zarrina Kurtz. (2005)

Mapping MH Interventions - RyanTunnardBrown final report to DH (October 2005)

When to share information: best practice guidance for everyone working in the youth justice system

A practical guide for all practitioners and managers across services working with children and young people in contact with the youth justice system.

With Peter Smith. For the Department of Health, Department of Children, Schools and Families, the Ministry of Justice and the Youth Justice Board. Department of Health (2008)