What's New in Tools

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.

Self-Assessment Tools

This set of self-assessment tools was designed to help commissioners and local health economies assess their progress in implementing key national policy. The tools were based on the components of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services and other key policy documents.

These self-assessment tools have now been archived as they no longer reflect current policy and have not been updated. They remain available below to download for information purposes only.

To use the tools, click on the link and select 'Save File' to save the file to your local machine. You will need to enable macros.

Acute Paediatric Services archived

These tools are for commissioners, clinical and managerial leads for acute children's services to assess progress against standards. They are based on the Royal College paediatric service standards. They cover Paediatric Surgery and Anaesthesia and Care of the Acutely Unwell Child.

Care of the Acutely Unwell Child

Paediatric Surgery and Anaesthesia

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) archived

This tool helps CAMHS partnerships to assess progress against mental health and psychological well-being standards. It can be used by individual organisations, partnerships and local areas to support improvement in their CAMH services. This is an adaptation of the tool originally provided by ChiMat and the Children's Service Mapping (CSM) programme which is no longer available following CSM's closure on 31 March 2011.

  • CAMHS - June 2011 archived
  • CAMHS (Zipped) - June 2011 archived

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Disability archived

This tool is for commissioners, clinicals and managerial leads for services supporting disabled children to assess progress against standards. It is based on the National Service Framework for children, young people and maternity services. This tool is an adaptation of the tools originally provided by ChiMat and the Children's Service Mapping (CSM) programme which is no longer available following CSM's closure on 31 March 2011.

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Infant Mortality archived

This tool is for commissioners,clinical and managerial leads for child health and maternity services to assess progress against standards affecting infant mortality. It is based on the Implementation plan for reducing health inequalities in infant mortality: a good practice guide. This tool is an adaptation of the tool originally provided by ChiMat and the Children's Service Mapping (CSM) programme which is no longer available following CSM's closure on 31 March 2011.

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Maternity archived

This tool is for commissioners, clinical and managerial leads for maternity services to assess progress against standards. It is based on the National Service Framework for children, young people and maternity services and Maternity Matters. This tool is an adaptation of the tools originally provided by ChiMat and the Children's Service Mapping (CSM) programme which are no longer available following CSM's closure on 31 March 2011.

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NICE Neonatal Standards archived

This tool is for clinical and managerial leads in local neonatal units and neonatal networks to assess progress against the NICE standard for specialist neonatal care to help ensure that physical, psychological and social needs of babies and their families are at the heart of all care given.

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Young People's Mental Health Transitions archived

This tool is designed to help commissioners and providers of both CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) and AMHS (adult mental health services) assess how good their current transitions planning is and identify what steps they need to take to improve. It can be used by individual organisations, partners and local areas to improve their transitions planning.

It is one of a number of resources developed by the National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS) and partners to help improve the outcomes and process of mental health transition for young people. See our CAMHS Transitions Hub for access to these and other key resources.

The content of the tool is based on work by the Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS), further refined by colleagues in the East Midlands and informed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Practice Enquiry. It includes references to good practice.

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Help with macros

Office 2003

Each time you open the Excel file, a pop-up box may ask you to choose a 'macro' setting. Select 'enable macros' to ensure you are able to navigate around the tool. If you are still experiencing problems with the Excel files, your security settings may be too high. Before you download the files, re-set your security settings as follows:

  1. Open Excel
  2. Go to the 'Tools' menu
  3. Select the 'Macros' option
  4. Select 'Security'
  5. Select the 'Medium' option
  6. Click the 'OK' button.
Office 2007

When the file is opened in Excel it may have the macros disabled. A security warning will be displayed at the top of the screen. Click "Options" and select "Enable this content" to use the tool.

If you are still experiencing problems with the Excel files, your security settings may be too high. To reset your macro security follow the instructions here: Change macro security settings in Excel.

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