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1 Hertfordshire Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Annual update April

2 Introduction Hertfordshire s teenage pregnancy rate has been steadily declining for over ten years. Our teenage conception rate is now significantly lower than the national average and one of the lowest in the country. However, there remain districts and wards in Hertfordshire with significantly higher numbers of teenage conceptions than the county average, and we need to adopt a targeted approach to addressing these variations. This three year strategy therefore places emphasis on teenage pregnancy as a possible cause and a consequence of child poverty, which therefore increases the likelihood of health inequalities. As well as improving the information, advice and support we provide to all young people; our success in reducing teenage pregnancy rates will also depend on how effectively we tackle the underlying factors that increase the risk of teenage pregnancy such as poverty, low educational attainment, poor attendance at school, non-participation in post-16 learning and low aspirations. Offering appropriate support to young people who are experiencing these underlying risk factors combined with effective measures to reduce teenage conceptions and improve support for young parents and their children will help to build their resilience, raise their aspirations and so reduce a range of poor outcomes. Why? Teenage mothers are less likely to finish their education, and more likely to bring up their child alone and in poverty. The infant mortality rate for babies born to teenage mothers is 60 per cent higher than for babies born to older mothers. Teenage mothers are more likely to smoke during pregnancy and are less likely to breastfeed, both of which have negative health consequences for the child. Teenage mothers have 3 times the rate of post-natal depression of older mothers and a higher risk of poor mental health for 3 years after the birth. Children of teenage mothers are generally at increased risk of poverty (63%), low educational attainment, poor housing and poor health, and have lower rates of economic activity in adult life. Rates of teenage pregnancy are highest among deprived communities, so the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy are disproportionately concentrated among those who are already disadvantaged. There are other strong links between teenage pregnancy and certain risk factors which support the case for integrated working, early intervention and 2

3 targeted action for those young people who are exposed to these risk factors. Those most at risk of teenage pregnancy are: Young people excluded, truanting from school, or underperforming in education Young people in care or leaving care Daughters of teenage mothers Young people involved in crime Some ethnic minority groups Vulnerable young people Young women who have had a previous pregnancy Any young woman who is sexually active is at risk of pregnancy whether or not they fall into an at risk group. We must ensure that all young people living in Hertfordshire receive their entitlement to good quality sex and relationship education; access to services which support their health and well being needs; access to appropriate contraceptive and sexual health services when required. The transformation of children s services in Hertfordshire provides us all with an opportunity to bring together local services and create common approaches to identifying vulnerable young people, assessing their needs and providing integrated support. Services must work together to identify emerging difficulties in young people s lives, respond to them quickly and effectively so fewer young people experience serious problems such as unplanned pregnancies. What Works? The National Teenage Pregnancy Unit provides clear evidence on what works to help reduce teenage pregnancies. These have been incorporated into this year s action plan in conjunction with actions from the Hertfordshire Sexual Health Strategy, Hertfordshire Child Poverty Strategy and Children Services Plan These strategies address broader risk factors, which impact on the underlying issues mentioned above. The diagram below lists key elements which have been most successful in reducing teenage pregnancy rates. 3

4 Support for young parents should include: Identifying vulnerable teenage mothers early and providing tailored maternity care, dedicated, co-ordinated support from a lead professional through Targeted Youth Support, Children's Centres or Voluntary Sector Drawing in specialist expertise from multi-agency teams on health, contraception, returning to education and childcare. Local Data This has been updated using the latest data which is from Summary The rate of teenage pregnancy (under 18 conceptions) in Hertfordshire is significantly lower than the rate in England and in 2012 was at its lowest level since

5 In 2012, the under 18 conception rate in Hertfordshire was 17.4, compared to a national rate of % of under 18 and under 16 conceptions in Hertfordshire led to abortions in 2012, higher than nationally. In 2012 Stevenage had the highest rates of under 18 and under 16 conceptions in Hertfordshire, and these rates were also higher than the national average. Three Rivers had the lowest rates. Rates of under 18 conceptions in Hertfordshire Hertfordshire has seen a sustained reduction in its teenage pregnancy rate over the last decade and in 2012 had its lowest rate since In 2012 there were 368 under 18 conceptions in Hertfordshire, a rate of 17.4per 1,000 women aged years, significantly lower than the rate for England (27.7) and the East of England (23.2). Stevenage has a significantly higher under 18 conception rate (31.0 per 1,000 women aged 15-17) than Hertfordshire, the East of England and the national average. 61% of under 18 conceptions result in abortions compared to 49% in England. The highest proportions of under 18 conceptions resulting in abortions in 2011 were in Broxbourne (75%) and East Hertfordshire (82%), with the lowest in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire. Nationally and regionally under 18 conception rates have been linked with deprivation, with higher teenage pregnancy rates in areas of higher deprivation (ONS 2013c). District Summary The following information is taken from the Office of National Statistics Conception Statistics for Broxbourne: 37 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 20.8 per 1000 Decrease from 29.3 in 2011 Dacorum: 36 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 13 per 1000 Decrease from 24.7 in 2011 East Herts: 34 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 12.2 per 1000 Decrease from 15.4 in

6 Hertsmere: 31 teenage conceptions in 2012with a rate of 15.7 per 1000 Decrease from 18.7 in 2011 North Herts: 48 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 20 per 1000 No change from 20 in 2011 St. Albans: 39 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 14.6 per 1000 Increase from 12.2 in 2011 Stevenage: 49 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 31 per 1000 Decrease from 36 in 2011 Three Rivers: 20 teenage conceptions in 2009/11 with a rate of 11.6 per 1000 Decrease from 18.9 in 2011 Watford: 38 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 23.6 per 1000 Increase from 21.8 in 2011 Welwyn and Hatfield: 36 teenage conceptions in 2012 with a rate of 18.3 per 1000 Decrease from 26.5 in 2011 Young People s Sexual Health knowledge and behaviours The Hertfordshire Health Related Behaviour Survey (HRBQ, 2012) collected the following results from Hertfordshire secondary school pupils in Years 8 and 10 (ages 12-15): 19% believe there is a special sexual health service for young people available locally. 41% of pupils say they know where they can get condoms free of charge. 55% of Year 10 boys and 70% of Year 10 girls agreed that getting pregnant or getting a partner pregnant now would ruin their career plans 41% of boys and 57% of girls in Year 10 agreed that there is pressure on young people to have sex Strategic Overview, Delivery and Monitoring The strategic leadership of the Strategy will be by the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Group with the implementation of the plan will be managed by the Health Inequalities Manager in Services for Young People. The Teenage 6

7 Pregnancy Strategy group is chaired by the Vulnerable Young People Policy Lead in Services for Children and Young People, who will report the work of the group to the Early Intervention and Prevention sub-group of the Health and Wellbeing Board. The responsibility for delivering actions within the strategy is held by the lead organisation named within the plan. Support will be offered by a wide range of partners to ensure a multi-agency approach that utilises a broad range of knowledge and skills available across Hertfordshire. Impact of the plan will be measured against a series of key performance indicators, feedback from young people, professionals and relevant data. Priorities for : These priorities have been identified through analysis of the latest teenage pregnancy rates and HRBQ data, as well as through feedback from a stakeholder forum held on 4 th March 2014: 1. Ensuring good universal prevention services 2. Targeting interventions in Broxbourne, Stevenage and Watford 3. Targeting interventions with Children Looked After and Care Leavers 4. Targeting interventions with young men and boys 5. Targeting interventions with parents 6. A focus on wider emotional wellbeing and raising aspirations For more information regarding the action plan please contact: Ruth Fennemore, Health Inequalities Manager, Services for Young People Tel:

8 Annual Action Plan 2014/15 Theme Objective Action or activity Outcome measure and monitoring Universal Prevention Ensure all Hertfordshire young people are receiving good quality sex and relationships education 1. Raise the profile of SRE to schools in Hertfordshire through running a SRE summit in late June/early July. 2. Disseminate learning resources and information signposting local services to schools 3. Facilitate a youth led campaign around sex and relationships, led by young people in a school in a high rate area (linked to action in substance misuse plan half the group will work on a substance misuse campaign) Positive feedback from event Survey of participants following event, re changes in practice Numbers of resources distributed Feedback from services Feedback from young people Evaluation of campaign Accountability Provide Hertfordshire young people with access to contraception and high quality relationships and sex advice 4. Contribute to the specification for an integrated sexual health service for Hertfordshire to ensure the service is accessible for young people and includes EHC and c-card provision 5. Run the c-card scheme for 2014/15 and ensure that it is ready to be Monitoring against project plan and service specification Achievement of annual targets, as set out in c- 8

9 Theme Objective Action or activity Outcome measure and monitoring incorporated into the integrated sexual card project plan health services from C-card quarterly reports Accountability Ensure young people are accessing health and support services 6. Pilot pop-up c-card outlets in schools in Broxbourne and Watford, to enable more young people to access the c- card scheme. 7. Run the You re Welcome accreditation scheme for young people friendly services, and ensure all sexual health clinics are accredited. Evaluation of pop-up scheme C-card quarterly reports showing registration numbers Number of services accredited 8. Provide listings of young people s health and support services (online database and paper booklet), by updating and reprinting the Numbers U Need booklet and integrating it with the Mogo Bulletin website; and setting up a system for regular updating. Number of visits to Mogo Bulletin Requests for hard copy booklet 9. Update the What s Hot guide to notify professionals of appropriate health promotion resources for young people, and provide it as an online resource Feedback from professionals Promote safe sex 10. Manage and Evaluation of campaign 9

10 Theme Objective Action or activity Outcome measure and monitoring messages and access twitter campaign, promoting safe sex, to sexual health wellbeing and the c-card scheme services to young people Targeted interventions Use all contact opportunities with vulnerable young people to offer support around sex and relationship Conduct targeted work around sex and relationships with children looked after and care leavers Target young people at risk of teenage pregnancy with specific preventative 11. Commission training courses for all staff working with young people about how to talk to young people about sex and relationships and emotional health issues 12. Run a teenage pregnancy forum event to enable staff to network and build their knowledge 13. Provide targeted support surgeries for teachers delivering SRE in schools in high rate areas or who are identified as requiring support based on HRBQ data. 14. Support the Children in Care Council to develop a campaign on sex and relationships for the children looked after population 15. Commission a sex, relationships and aspirations programme in Stevenage, Broxbourne and Watford for vulnerable young women, identifying Evaluation of training programme, including participant numbers Accountability Evaluation of event Evaluation of scheme, including feedback on changes made following surgeries Feedback form young people Evaluation of project 10

11 Theme Objective Action or activity Outcome measure and monitoring interventions and young people to invite using the support, and find ways predictive risk tool to mainstream successful projects 16. Commission programmes working Evaluation of project with vulnerable young men in high rate wards around sex and relationships, and demonstrate impact with a view to securing sustainable funding for future years. Accountability 17. Seek and fund innovative projects that impact on teenage pregnancy, through the Partnership Fund 18. Support parents of young people identified through predictive risk data to gain skills to enable them to support their children. Also link to other risky behaviours such as teenage pregnancy, and wider wellbeing. Evaluation report of projects showing numbers of young people involved and positive outcomes. Evaluation of project Supporting young parents Provide young parents with parenting support and the skills to continue their education and careers 19. Family Nurse Partnerships to be offered to all eligible young parents Ongoing monitoring FNP Manager 11

12 Theme Objective Action or activity Outcome measure and Accountability monitoring 20. Run Plus One programme Evaluation of project Specialist Services and Transitions Manager TOTAL ESTMIATED BUDGET 12

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