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Child Health Profiles 2016 - PDF reports

15 March 2016
These popular profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators.

Health behaviours in young people

15 March 2016
Our Health Behaviours in Young People Tool gives an insight into healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours. Two-page summaries available for each local authority.

Teenage Parent Outcomes Modelling Tool

24 February 2016
This new tool for teenage pregnancy leads in local authorities brings together data and evidence about factors that affect outcomes for teenage parents and their babies. It allows you to model the potential impact of local services on outcomes in your area.

Child Health Clinical Indicator Summaries

17 December 2015
These summaries present children and young people’s health and healthcare data for each of the 12 strategic clinical network (SCN) areas to help identify priorities, benchmark and track progress and outcomes.

Mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers: needs assessment report

9 December 2015
Our new needs assessment report brings together data and evidence on mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers. Available for local authorities and CCGs.

Continence in children

5 October 2015
We’ve updated our Needs Assessment Report about continence in children and young people with the latest data for local authorities and CCGs. This is one of a series of popular reports which help you undertake local needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments.

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2015

21 September 2015
We bring together over 60 indicators relating to the care of mothers, babies, children and young people to support the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare in highlighting and tackling unwarranted variation in healthcare and health outcomes.

Background to Index of child well-being in Europe

When the UK was President of the EU in 2006, and in response to the call during the Luxembourg Presidency of the Atkinson Committee to "mainstream" child well-being in EU social indicators (Marlier et al, 2005), an index of child well-being for the EU25 countries was developed (Bradshaw, Hoelscher and Richardson 2007).

The first EU index was derived from data collected around 2001.

The new index:

  • Updates the EU25 index with more recent data that has come available, including the EU Survey of Incomes and Living Conditions 2006, the PISA Survey 2006 and the Health Behaviour of School Children survey 2005/2006;
  • Extends the comparison to the EU27 countries plus Norway and Iceland;
  • Makes some changes and improvements in the indicators used in the light of criticisms and reflections on the earlier indices.

The well-being of children cannot be represented by a single domain or indicator. Their lives are lived through multiple domains and each has an influence on their well-being. Therefore the index seeks to represent the following seven domains of children’s lives:
  • Health
  • Subjective well-being
  • Personal relationships
  • Material resources
  • Education
  • Behaviour and risks
  • Housing and the environment
The index was constructed by taking 43 indicators from the most up-to-date survey and administrative sources and combining them to represent 19 components, before combining them into the 7 domains.

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