This section will help you find the right tools, data and evidence to review, plan and improve services in your local area.

Read our booklet Getting started with ChiMat for a description of each of our tools and services. Our series of two-page leaflets show how our resources help commissioning for child and maternal health services: Supporting the stages of the commissioning cycle; Improving commissioning for special educational needs (SEN) services; Commissioning for speech, language and communication services.

We have developed a series of short guides to support students: Preparing a needs assessment: guidance for health visiting students; Preparing a needs assessment: guidance for school nursing students; and Preparing a maternity, children and young people’s needs assessment: guidance for students.

You can use these pages to find examples of our tools and services to help you in your work. To find tools, case studies, data and evidence, click on each of the sections below.


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