What's New in Tools

Looking for data and statistics?

9 October 2014
Use our updated Data Directory to find out where to go for the latest available data and statistics about all kinds of issues around children, young people and maternity.

Reducing unintentional injuries

23 June 2014
New reports to help local authorities and partners reduce unintentional injuries in children and young people.

Child Health Profiles 2014 - PDF reports

19 March 2014
These popular profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators.

Early Years Profiles

10 March 2014
New Early Years Profiles enable you to make local and national comparisons with key indicators about children aged 0-5 years. Trend information also available.

Disease Management Information Toolkit (DMIT)

27 February 2014
This tool has been updated with data at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level for 2012/13.

Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking Tool

7 January 2014
This new tool brings together and builds upon health outcome data from the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the NHS Outcomes Framework.

Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012. Our children deserve better: prevention pays

24 October 2013
As part of the report (annex 9) we have produced an updated Atlas of Variation in the Health of Children and Young People 2013.

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.

Method
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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