About this site
The website was created by the Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat). ChiMat was established in 2008 as a national public health observatory to provide wide-ranging, authoritative data, evidence and practice related to children's, young people's and maternal health. This specialist observatory was part of the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory (YHPHO) which was part of a network of nine public health observatories (PHOs) in England.
Since 1 April 2013, ChiMat have been part of Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health. PHE has been established to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities. It will lead on the development of a 21st-century health and wellbeing service, supporting local authorities and the NHS to deliver the greatest possible improvements in public health. As PHE's Child and Maternal Health Intelligence team, we are continuing to update this website for the time being. For all corporate information please see www.gov.uk/phe.