Appendix A Membership of the Programme Development Group (PDG), co-optees, expert witnesses, the NICE and SCIE project teams, and external contractors

Appendix A Membership of the Programme Development Group (PDG), co-optees, expert witnesses, the NICE and SCIE project teams, and external contractors

Programme Development Group

PDG membership is multidisciplinary, comprising policy makers, commissioners, managers, public health and social care practitioners, clinicians and therapists, education professionals, young people who have been looked-after, and academics as follows.

Jade Blake
Community Member

Sophie Boswell
Child Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent Intervention Team, Looked After Children's Team, Young People and Family Services, City of Westminster

Kim Bown
Associate Head of Social Work Education, University of Portsmouth

Sarah Byford
Reader, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health, King's College London

Helen Chambers
Principal Officer, Wellbeing, National Children's Bureau

Paula Conway
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Tavistock–Haringey Service Manager

Caroline Cuckston
Community Member

Mandy De Waal
Independent Consultant and Community Member

Gina Gardiner
Independent Consultant Trainer and Coach in the Development of Leadership

Kim Golding
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Integrated Service for Looked After Children, Worcestershire PCT

Carol Green
Lead Nurse for Looked-After Children (designated post), Liverpool Community Health

Delma Hughes
Programme Director, Siblings Together; Independent Consultant and Community Member

Efun Johnson
Designated Doctor for Looked-After Children, Lambeth Community Health

Valerie King
Designated Nurse for Looked-After Children, Northamptonshire NHS Provider Services

Susan Lane
Associate Lecturer in Social Care, Open University

Jayne Ludlam
Director of Children's Specialist Services, Sheffield City Council

Helen Mason
Independent Consultant and Community Member

Sue Revell
General Manager, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Janet Rich
Children's Services Development Officer, National Care Association, Independent Consultant

Douglas Simkiss
Associate Professor of Child Health, Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Dennis Simpson
PDG Chair and Independent Consultant

Geoffrey Skinner
Acting Director of Children, Young People and Family Services, City of Westminster

Rhian Stone
Corporate Director Solas and Independent Consultant

Colin Thompson
Community Member, Ex-Care Leaver, VOICE Trustee

Harriet Ward
Director, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University

Sue Wressell
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Looked-after children, Newcastle CAMHS, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Expert co-optees to the PDG:

Claudia Phillips
Foster Carer

Jane Thomson
Foster Carer

Expert testimony to PDG:

The authors of the expert papers listed at the end of this appendix provided expert testimony to the PDG.

NICE project team

Mike Kelly
CPHE Director

Simon Ellis
Associate Director

Linda Sheppard
Lead Analyst

Peter Shearn
Analyst

Amanda Killoran
Analyst

Catherine Swann
Analyst

Alastair Fischer
Technical Adviser, Health Economics

SCIE project team

Amanda Edwards
Deputy Chief Executive, SCIE

Mary Sainsbury
Practice Development Manager (SCIE lead)

Rebecca Goldman
Senior Research Analyst

Sheila Fish
Senior Research Analyst

Carol Riddington
Research Analyst

External contractors

Evidence reviews

Review 1: 'The effect of support services for transition to adulthood/leaving care on the adult outcomes of looked-after young people' was carried out by The University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). The principal authors were: Emma Everson, Roy Jones, Louise Guillaume, Diana Papaicannou and Alejandra Duenas.

Review 2: 'The effectiveness of training and support for carers, professionals and volunteers working with looked-after children and young people on the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people' was carried out by ScHARR. The principal authors were Emma Everson, Roy Jones, Louise Guillaume, Diana Papaicannou and Alejandra Duenas.

Review 3: 'The effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving access to health and mental health services for looked-after children and young people' was carried out by ScHARR. The principal authors were Emma Everson, Roy Jones, Louise Guillaume, Diana Papaicannou and Alejandra Duenas.

Review 4: 'A correlates review: factors associated with outcomes for looked-after children and young people: a review of the literature' was carried out by ScHARR. The principal authors were: Emma Everson, Roy Jones, Louise Guillaume and Diana Papaicannou.

Review 5: 'A qualitative review of the experiences, views and preferences of looked-after children and young people and their families and carers about the care system' was carried out by the Evidence for Policy, Practice, Coordination and Information Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. The principal authors were Kelly Dickson, Katy Sutcliffe and David Gough.

Economic analysis

Cost-effectiveness review 1: 'The cost-effectiveness of support services for transition to adulthood/leaving care on the adult outcomes of looked-after young people' was carried out by ScHARR. The principal authors were Alejandra Duenas, Emma Everson, Roy Jones, Louise Guillaume and Diana Papaicannou.

Primary research and commissioned reports

Report 1: 'Qualitative research to explore the priorities and experiences of practitioners working with looked-after children and young people' was carried out by Cragg Ross Dawson Associates. The principal author was Ben Toombs.

Report 2: 'The health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people: a brief review of strengths and weaknesses in service provision from inspection and review data' was carried out by David Leah Associates. The principal author was Mary Ryan.

Report 3: 'Practice survey: the physical, emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people' was carried out by Action for Children. The principal authors were Juliet Ramage and Lisa Hewett-Craft.

Report 4: 'Consultation on draft recommendations: the physical, emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people' was carried out by Action for Children. The principal author was Juliet Ramage.

Fieldwork

'Fieldwork on the promotion of physical, emotional health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people' was carried out by Greenstreet Berman. The principal authors were Alex Rogers, Joscelyne Shaw, Rachel Evans, Rebecca Williams and Abu Shahriyer.

Expert testimony

Expert paper 1: 'Patterns of instability in the care system' by Professor Harriet Ward, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Expert paper 2: 'Stability and wellbeing in the care system' by Professor Ian Sinclair, University of York.

Expert paper 3: 'Learning from Sheffield: services to meet the needs of the most challenging children' by Jayne Ludlam and Jon Banwell, Children and Young People's Directorate, Sheffield City Council.

Expert paper 4: 'The role of the Healthcare Commission in improving outcomes for looked-after children' by Sue Eardley, The Healthcare Commission.

Expert paper 5: 'Social pedagogy – an example of a European approach to working with looked-after children' by Karen Prins, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Expert paper 6: 'Improving outcomes for looked-after children and young people' by Kathy Turner, The Audit Commission.

Expert paper 7: 'Revised government guidance and policy developments on the health of looked-after children' by Sarah Lewis, Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Expert paper 8: 'The contribution of inspection to the health and wellbeing of looked-after children' by Anna Lis, Ofsted.

Expert paper 9: 'The physical and emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people growing up in foster care: support and training for carers' byDr Gillian Schofield, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, University of East Anglia.

Expert paper 10: 'Making sense of performance problems in public organisations' by Professor Chris Skelcher, University of Birmingham.

Expert paper 11: 'Working with complex systems and networks around looked-after children and young people' by Jenny Sprince, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Independent Child Care Consultant.

Expert paper 12: 'Care planning – the social work task for looked-after children' by Sue Lane, Independent Childcare Consultant.

Expert paper 13: 'Multi-agency partnerships' by Dr Sue Wressell, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Looked-after children, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Expert paper 14: 'Labels that disable – meeting the complex needs of children in residential care' by Janet Rich, Independent Childcare Consultant.

Expert paper 15: 'Siblings in care' by Delma Hughes, Independent Consultant on Siblings in Care, 'Siblings Together'.

Expert paper 16: 'Participatory approaches to involving looked-after children and young people in the design and delivery of services' by John Kemmis and Wendy Banks, VOICE.

Expert paper 17: 'Social pedagogy in children's residential care: DCSF pilot programme' by Professor Pat Petrie, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

Expert paper 18: 'Pathways to permanence for black, Asian and mixed ethnicity children; dilemmas, decision-making and outcomes' by Dr Julie Selwyn, University of Bristol.

Expert paper 19: 'Kinship care' by Dr Julie Selwyn, University of Bristol.

Expert paper 20: 'Promoting the resilience and wellbeing of young people leaving care: messages from research' by Professor Mike Stein, University of York

Expert paper 21: 'Improving health and wellbeing outcomes of children under five years of age looked after in the care of local authorities' by Helen Chambers, Principal Officer, National Children's Bureau.

Expert paper 22: 'Mental health of looked-after children in the UK: summary' by Joe Sempik, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Expert paper 23: 'The health needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people' by John Simmonds and Florence Merredew, British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

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