Introduction

Welcome to the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Profiling Tool. It has been developed to support an intelligence driven approach to understanding and meeting need. It collates and analyses a wide range of publically available data on: prevalence, protective factors, primary prevention (adversity and vulnerability) and finance. It provides commissioners, service providers, clinicians, services users and their families with the means to benchmark their area against similar populations and gain intelligence about what works.

Note: The profile is in a period of phased updates. Currently there are no indicators for early intervention, services and clinical outcomes, this will be made available later in the year using data for children and young people from the Mental Health Services Dataset.

Tool structure - indicators are presented in 5 domains:

  • Identification of need
  • Protective factors
  • Primary prevention: Adversity
  • Primary prevention: Vulnerability
  • Finance 

Within these domains, indicators are grouped by geography (predominantly county and local authority but also Clinical Commissioning Group) and then ordered by topic (e.g.adversity associated with poverty, abuse and neglect, family difficulties and parental difficulties).

Additional domains will be included in Phase 2 to include indicators covering early intervention, services and clinical outcomes based on the Mental Health Services Dataset.

Tool content - data are drawn from many sources and vary by time period, population and presentation of values. Care should be taken with interpretation. Detailed meta data and any caveats are set out in the Definitions section.

Data quality - indicators are included if viewed as robust, of sufficient quality, or they offer an important element that could not be otherwise gained. Each indicator has been assessed and labelled with its quality rank.

Supporting Documents

Recent updates

February 2018

In Identification of Need domain, the following indicators have been updated:

  • Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (Primary school age)
  • Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (Secondary school age)
  • Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (School age)

 

In Primary Prevention: Adversity domain, the following indicators have been updated:

  • Uptake of free school meals: % of all schoolchildren
  • Children who started to be looked after due to abuse or neglect:  rate per 10 000 children aged under 18
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children looked after: count

 

In Primary Prevention: Vulnerability domain, the following indicator has been updated:

  • Children in need due to socially unacceptable behaviour: rate per 10 000  aged under 18

 

Three indicators were also updated and the name changed from % to rate per 100:

  • Fixed period exclusion due to persistent disruptive behaviour: rate per 100 school aged pupils
  • Primary school fixed period exclusions: rate per 100 pupils
  • Secondary school fixed period exclusions: rate per 100 pupils

The definition for the following indicators in the Primary Prevention: Adversity and Primary Prevention: Vulnerability domains have also been corrected:

  • Children in need due to family stress or  dysfunction or absent parenting:  rate per 10,000 children aged under 18
  • Children in need due to abuse or neglect: rate per 10,000 children aged under 18 years
  • Children in need due to parent disability or illness: rate per 10,000 children under 18
  • Children in need due to child disability or illness: rate per 10,000 children aged under 18 years
  • Children in need due to socially unacceptable behaviour: rate per 10 000  aged under 18

In the definitions tab, the denominator for these indicators were defined as ‘All children identified as 'in need' on 31st March’, however the mid-year population estimate  for 0-17 year olds were used. The definition now shows the correct denominator.

 

In the finance domain, all indicators have been updated:

  • Spend (£000s) on Local Authority children and young people's services (excluding education): rate (£) per 10,000 aged 0-17
  • Spend (£000s) on Sure Start Children's Centres and early years: rate (£) per 10,000 aged 0-17
  • Spend (£000s) on Children looked after: rate (£) per 10,000 aged 0-17
  • Spend (£000s) on Safeguarding children and young people's services: rate (£) per 10,000 aged 0-17
  • Planned spend (£000s) on special schools: rate (£) per 100,000 pupils
  • Planned spend (£000s) on pupil referral units: rate (£) per 100,000 pupils
  • Spend (£000s) on  Youth justice: rate (£) per 10,000 aged 0-17

October 2017

Opportunity for feedback: We are very interested in any feedback on the downloadable outputs which are available from the download section of the tool.

Please complete the survey by clicking here

August 2017

In Identification of Need domain two indicators have been corrected:

  • Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (primary school age)
  • Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (secondary school age)

These had been calculated using total pupils with SEN as the denominator, instead of total pupils. This has now been corrected.

July 2017

Release of phase 1 re-developed profile.

If you have any questions or need advice please contact us at mhdnin@phe.gov.uk