Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

A Healthy Schools toolkit is available on the Department for Education (DfE) website, which provides comprehensive information to support schools in taking a whole school approach to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. The practical ‘plan, do, review’ approach outlined in the toolkit supports schools to identify and select priorities, set milestones, identify evidence based practice and evaluate impact.

The School-Age Children Profiles for local areas include key current local data about  children and young people’s health and wellbeing. This information provides a context to help schools prioritise action.

Using the profiles, you can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators. You can also compare the data with other (top level) local authorities and nationally.

When you first open the profiles no data are shown. To view the data click the Area button to display a list of areas. Click the area you want to select and then click the Area button again to hide the list. To display data for more than one area hold down the Ctrl key and select multiple areas.

  • View School-Age Children Profiles for local authorities

These interactive profiles are complemented by a School-Age Children Topical Report for each local area which presents performance against the indicators along with an explanation of the data.

  • View the School-Age Children Topical Report

The following short guide will help you in using and interpreting the profiles:

  • Quick guide to using Child Health Profiles

If you need any further  advice in using the School-Age Children Profiles or interpreting the information they provide, contact the Local Specialist working in your area.