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.

Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool

Planning for the workforce required in order to meet the mental health and psychological well-being needs of children and young people.

The National CAMHS Workforce Programme has worked with ChiMat to develop the web based Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool. It has been piloted with Children's Trusts and CAMHS Partnerships across England.

Use the tool to support your local workforce planning process:

  • Create a workforce plan for your area by completing the workforce planning template. This template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning.

  • Engage partners and gain their input and advice as an integral part of the planning process, with help from the training modules.

  • Collect and analyse data and build capacity and capability to plan your workforce amongst provider and commissioner organisations. The data workbook and audit tools will help you to do this.

  • Learn from others' experience by looking at a model plan as well as examples which have been developed by the pilot sites.

Carrying out integrated workforce planning at all levels of an organisation is essential in influencing the shape of the future workforce and the delivery of services to children and young people. This tool is designed to strengthen workforce planning capacity and capability across organisations and build the confidence of those involved in workforce planning.

The workforce planning template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning represented in the diagram below.

To find more guides and techniques to support the development of your CAMHS workforce use our Workforce Hub.

Diagram: Integrated workforce planning process

Workforce planning diagram

Workforce planning diagram: Nixon, B., (2006) Delivering workforce capacity, capability and sustainability in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

The Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool is one of several integrated initiatives within the National CAMHS Workforce Programme. For more details contact Barry Nixon at barry.nixon@cmecic.org.

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