Analysis and critical thinking in assessment

A resource pack, developed with managers and practitioners and based on the analytical framework, to improve analysis in assessment work.

Commissioned by Research in Practice

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)

The involvement of fathers in decisions about and care of their children: a survey of Children’s Services

Two chapters in Fathers Matter: research findings on fathers and their involvement with social care services.

Family Rights Group (2006)

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)

How literature reviews can be written to influence practice: the RiP approach

A description of the methodology used to prepare three research and practice reviews – about parental problem drinking, parental substance misuse and parental mental health problems.

Journal of Integrated Care, Vol 12: 2 April (2004)

Evaluation of the Parent’s Information Service – A National Telephone Helpline

A report of a telephone survey of a sample of adults who have contacted YoungMinds because of concerns about the mental health needs of their child or young relative. With comments on the service received, the outcomes for families, and their unmet needs, and sections giving information about research studies and policy issues for each of the main themes covered by the Information Service.

YoungMinds (2002)