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.

Self-Assessment Tools

This set of self-assessment tools is designed to help commissioners and local health economies assess their progress in implementing key national policy. The tools are based on the components of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services and other key policy documents.

The Self-Assessment Tools currently available are:

  • Acute Paediatric Services
  • Infant Mortality
  • NICE Neonatal Standards
  • Young People's Mental Health Transitions

The child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), Disability and Maternity self-assessments have been archived as they no longer reflect current policy. However these are currently still available for download from the link below.

You can find out more about the tools below or follow the link to use the tool.

Acute Paediatric Services

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.

Infant Mortality

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.

NICE Neonatal Standards

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.

Young People’s Mental Health Transitions

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.

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