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.

Systems Model for Planning Age Appropriate Environments

The Systems Planning Model has been designed to help areas to be ready for the implementation of the duty to provide an ‘Age Appropriate Environment’.

The model is aimed at CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) and AMHS (adult mental health services) commissioners, providers, planners and analysts. It enables you to devise and test plans to improve your services to meet the needs of under-18s with severe mental health problems.

This tool is designed to help you to consider questions such as:
  • What might happen if we introduce emergency beds?
  • What might happen if we introduce community based outreach teams?
  • What might happen if we increase our core bed base?
  • How can we develop and maintain the care pathway to obtain better outcomes for children, young people and their families?
The model simulates the dynamic performance of the system for managing the care and treatment of under-18s with severe mental health problems over a five year period.

You can run the model with the stored data. This data has been researched from actual operational and financial information from regional CAMHS services. This will help you to understand the implications of strategies that you want to test. You are also able to enter your own population, resources, activity and financial data when you want a quantitative estimation of the impact of your plans which is relevant for your area.


The Mental Health Act 2007 includes an amendment to the Mental Health Act 1983 which places a duty on Hospital Managers to ensure that under-18 year olds who require admission due to mental health problems are placed in an environment which is suitable for their age (subject to their need). The aim of the amendment is to eliminate inappropriate admission to adult mental health wards.

This Systems Model provides a means of testing alternative strategies for reducing and eliminating such inappropriate admissions. It is part of the NIMHE 2007 Mental Health Act Implementation Programme, Children and Young People’s workstream.

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