This PIF guide focuses on the practical aspects of creating good health information, including involving children, choosing the right format, writing for children, and tackling sensitive issues.

It covers the use of stories and play, social media and apps, how and when to give information, use of schools, and the internet as channels and communications for children with disabilities and special needs.

The 2020 update provides new guidance on digital, mental health needs and working with children at risk of violence. It features topical case studies including communicating with children about COVID-19.

Experts from child psychiatry, leading children’s health charities, Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS England contributed to the guide, published in 2020.

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2020 Guide to Producing Health Information for Children and Young People


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