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Social care quick guides

A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics.

Building independence through planning for transition

A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people.

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Getting help to overcome abuse

A quick guide for young people receiving support.

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Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families.

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Improving young people’s experiences in transition to and from inpatient mental health settings

A quick guide for mental health practitioners supporting young people.

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Reducing the risk of violent and aggressive behaviours

A quick guide for registered managers of mental health services for young people.

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Assessment and diagnosis of autism: what to expect

A quick guide for young people and their families.

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Keeping children and young people safe from abuse

Keeping children and young people safe from abuse

Professor May-Chahal explains how NICE guidance will help protect children and young people from abuse.

Putting guidance into practice

Shared learning

Examples of how our guidance and standards have been put into practice in the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector and a range of other organisations.

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