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These self-assessment tools have now been archived as they no longer reflect current policy and have not been updated.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
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Disability
Infant Mortality
Maternity
NICE Neonatal Standards
Young People’s Mental Health Transitions
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

Care of the Acutely Unwell Child – February 2012 archived
Care of the Acutely Unwell Child (Zipped) – February 2012 archived
Paediatric Surgery and Anaesthesia

Paediatric Surgery and Anaesthesia – February 2012 archived
Paediatric Surgery and Anaesthesia (Zipped) – February 2012 archived
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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.

Disability – January 2012 archived
Disability (Zipped) – January 2012 archived
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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.

Infant Mortality – August 2011 archived
Infant Mortality (Zipped) – August 2011 archived
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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.

Maternity – November 2011 archived
Maternity (Zipped) – November 2011 archived
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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.

NICE Neonatal Standards – June 2011 archived
NICE Neonatal Standards (Zipped) – June 2011 archived
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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.

Young People’s Mental Health Transitions – March 2011 archived
Young People’s Mental Health Transitions (Zipped) – March 2011 archived
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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:

Open Excel
Go to the ‘Tools’ menu
Select the ‘Macros’ option
Select ‘Security’
Select the ‘Medium’ option
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.