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National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services
Commonly referred to as the Children's National Service Framework or the Children's NSF, this is the government's 10-year programme (launched in September 2004) to stimulate longterm and sustained improvement in children's health.
It sets national standards for children's health and social services (and the interface with education), from before birth through to adulthood. Full implementation is expected to take up to 10 years.
Ultimately, the Children's NSF is intended to result in services that are designed and delivered around the needs of children and their families, rather than around the needs of organisations.
The first five Core Standards of the framework apply to universal services for all children; standards 6 to 10 apply to particular groups of children and young people (children who are ill, children in hospital, disabled children and children with complex needs, children who have mental health problems, and medicines for children); standard 11 covers maternity services.
The Children's NSF is directed at everyone involved in the delivery of services to children, young people or pregnant women.
[See Levels of need]
NEET stands for not in education, employment or training. It is a measure of the non-participation of young people in structured provision post-16.
Reducing NEET found on page 14 of the Children and Young People?s Plan
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