PiF has published a new edition of its Guide to Producing Health Information for Children and Young People.
This resource aims to help anyone who communicates with children and young people about their health improve what they do, and shares practical advice as well as examples of current best practice in the field.
The 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 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.
Experts from child psychiatry, leading children’s health charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital, NHS England and children’s literature have all contributed to the guide.
More details about what is contained in the Guide can be found in this excerpt from the introduction:
The Guide is free to download.