Young people: Our tools and services

Follow the links below to use the various tools or services. These links will take you to different sections of this website.

Health Behaviours in Young People Tool new provides local authority level estimates for topics such as diet and physical activity, smoking, alcohol, use of drugs, bullying and wellbeing. It is based on the What About YOUth? 2014 survey.

Key data on adolescence 2015 includes statistics on young people’s health, education, employment and demographics and examines trends over time. The latest edition focuses on the social determinants of health and has new sections on lifestyle and common physical health problems, and an extended section on mental health and wellbeing.

Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health sets out a way of thinking about young people’s health, focusing on wellbeing, resilience and reducing inequalities. It describes six core principles which will promote a more effective, integrated response to needs and presents features of a local health offer for young people.

Young People’s Profiles show at a glance how your local area performs against key public health outcomes for young people, allowing you to compare the data with other local authorities and nationally. Local and national trend and baseline information are provided where available.

Preparing a maternity, children and young people’s needs assessment: guidance for students gives guidance and links to relevant data sources, tools and documents to help students when undertaking a local needs assessment as part of their university course. Related guidance to using data and evidence is available on our Using this site pages.

Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years sets out action areas for local authorities and their partners and describes steps local partnerships can take to build robust injury prevention strategies. Data about unintentional injuries in each local authority is also provided.

Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking Tool brings together and builds upon health outcome data from the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the NHS Outcomes Framework. The information will inform discussions and encourage improvements in services and health outcomes for children and young people.

JSNA Navigator aims to take you directly to the data which you need when conducting a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) locally for children and young people.

Atlas of Variation for Children and Young People identifies unwarranted variation in children’s services, highlighting opportunities for commissioners and clinicians to improve health outcomes and minimise inequalities.

Service Snapshot – teenage pregnancy and Service Snapshot – obesity provide a summary of demand, provision and outcomes for services in a particular area.

Research summaries highlight key issues and statistical trends in research and policy relating to young people’s health and wellbeing. Topics include: sexual health and under-18 conceptions; adolescent mental health; adolescent substance use; and more.

Young people's health: update 2014 examines the key trends in adolescent health, the main policy themes of the last decade, and issues for service delivery.

Support and training. If you need any help or advice in using the tools or interpreting the information they provide, contact the Local Specialist working in your area.

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