Project to improve access to information for children and young people, their families and carers in Nottinghamshire relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder

NICE’s shared learning database has been updated with the details of a new project developed to deliver information to support the care, development and day to day life of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as recommended in NICE CG170: Information and involvement in decision-making (CG170 recommendation 1.1.11).  


A multi-disciplinary team (MDT) which consisted of consultant community paediatricians, specialist nurses and a member of the Trust Library & Knowledge Team, met regularly to share information and suggestions on all aspects of the project.
The project intentionally used differing information formats and media so that children, their families and carers could access the information in the easiest and most useful way possible. (Guide to Producing Health Information for Children and Young People, PIF 2014).

The three main outcomes were:

  • the development of an online portal;
  • a post diagnosis support pack;
  •  a collection of books for parents to borrow from the library

Patients, families and carers value the information provided by the Library as they trust that the information is current and from a reliable source.

Full details of the project are available from NICE 


NICE Bites – Eating disorders: recognition and treatment

This guideline covers recognition and treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, binge eating and bulimia nervosa for children, young people and adults | NICE

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 98 June 2017 includes one topic: Eating disorders: recognition and treatment. It includes the following sections: Identification and assessment, referral, treatment and management, anorexia nervosa, dietary advice for anorexia nervosa, low bone mineral density and anorexia nervosa, other specified feeding and eating disorders, medication risk management, health monitoring, diabetes.

NICE Bites: Eating disorders: recognition and treatment

NICE issues guidance on inappropriate sexual behaviour in children

NICE | Published online September 2016


This guideline covers children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, including those on remand or serving community or custodial sentences. It aims to ensure these problems don’t escalate and possibly lead to them being charged with a sexual offence. It also aims to ensure no-one is unnecessarily referred to specialist services.

‘Young people’ refers mainly to those aged 10 to 18 but also includes people up to 25 with special educational needs or a disability.

This guideline does not discuss people who have experienced sexual abuse. NICE will publish a guideline on child abuse and neglect in September 2017.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Read the full guideline here