Public Health England

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 risk, prevalence and detail (including cost data) on those services that support children with, or vulnerable to, mental illness. 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: Currently a limited range of data relating to health services are presented pending the implementation of the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) minimum dataset.

Tool structure - data are presented under the headings Risk and Related Factors, Prevalence, Health, Social Care and Education. Within this they are grouped by geography (predominantly local authority but also Clinical Commissioning Group) and then ordered by topic (e.g. risk associated with children, then families, then parents or social care data on children in need, then looked after children, then children on the child protection register).

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

May 2016

In the Social Care domain Emotional wellbeing of looked after children: average score has been updated for 2014/15

April 2016

A number of children in need, children looked after and spend indicators have been updated in the Risk, Social Care and Education domains:

 

Risk

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children looked after: count

Under 18 pregnancy: rate of conceptions per 1000 females aged 15-17

Under 16 pregnancy: rate of conceptions per 1000 females aged 13-15

 

Social Care

Children in need: Rate of children in need during the year, per 10,000 aged <18

New cases of children in need: Rate of new cases identified during the year, per 10,000 aged <18

Children in need due to abuse, neglect or family dysfunction: % of children in need

Children in need for more than 2 years: % of children in need

Children in need referrals: Rate of children in need referrals during the year, per 10,000 aged <18

Assessment of children in need referrals: % of referrals with a completed initial assessment

Looked after children in foster placements: % of looked after children

Looked after children in secure units, children's homes and hostels: % of looked after children

Child protection cases: Rate of children who were the subject of a child protection plan at the end of the year (31 March)

New child protection cases: Rate of children who became the subject of a child protection plan during the year, per 10,000 aged <18

Repeat child protection cases: % of children who became subject of a child protection plan for a second or subsequent time

Review of child protection cases: % of children under child protection who were reviewed within the required timescales

Spend (£000s) on Local Authority children and young people's services (excluding education): rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Sure Start Children's Centres and early years: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Children looked after: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Safeguarding children and young people's services: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Youth justice: rate per 10,000 0-17

 

Education

Planned spend (£000s) on special schools: spend per 100,000 pupils

Planned spend (£000s) on pupil referral units: spend per 100,000 pupils

 

March 2016

A number of indicators have been updated

Health domain

Child admissions for mental health: rate per 100 000 aged 0-17 years

Young people hospital admissions due to substance misuse: rate per 100 000 aged 15-24

Child hospital admissions for unintentional and deliberate injuries: rate per 10 000 children 0 -14

Young people hospital admissions for intentional and deliberate injuries: rate per 10 000 young people 15-24

Risk domain

Family homelessness: rate per 1000 households

 

February 2016

A number of indicators have been updated in the Risk and Education domains:

Risk

Children in poverty

Underweight children

Obese children

 

Education

School readiness

 

 

December 2015

A number of indicators have been updated in the Risk and Education domains:

Please note that the Pupils with behavioural, emotional and social support needs indicator has been replaced by the indicator Pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. This was due to changes to the classification of type of need in 2015; the previous code of ‘Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD)’ was removed and a new code ‘Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)’ has been introduced. The latter is not a direct replacement of the former, so the two indicators cannot be compared with one another.

 

Risk

Traveller children

Education

Pupils with special educational needs

Fixed period exclusions

Free school meals

Pupil absence

 

October 2015

A number of indicators have been added to the Risk domain for District and Unitary Authority geographies:

Young people providing care: % people aged 16-24 who unpaid care

Children providing care: % children aged <15 who provide unpaid care

Young people providing considerable care: % people aged 16-24 who provide 20 hours + of unpaid care per week

Children providing considerable care: % children aged <15 who provide 20+ hours of unpaid care per week

Families out of work: % of households with dependent children where no adult is in employment

Families with health problems: % of households with dependent children where at least one person has a long term health problem or disability

 

September 2015

A number of indicators have been updated in the Risk, Prevalence, Health, Social Care and Education domains

 

Risk

Family homelessness: rate per 1000 households

 

Prevalence

Local Authority estimates updated using 2014 mid year population estimates. Applied prevalence estimates remain the same.

New CCG level estimates:

Estimated prevalence of any mental health disorder

Estimated prevalence of emotional disorders

Estimated prevalence of conduct disorders

Estimated prevalence of hyperkinetic disorders

 

Health

Child admissions for mental health: rate per 100 000 aged 0-17 years

Young people hospital admissions due to substance misuse: rate per 100 000 aged 15-24 years

 

Social Care

First time entrants to the youth justice system: rate per 100 000 aged 10-17 years

 

Education

16-18 year olds not in education employment or training

 

 

June 2015

A number of indicators were updated in the Risk, Health, Social Care and Education domains.

Risk

Under 18 pregnancy: rate of conceptions per 1,000 females aged 15-17

Under 16 pregnancy: rate of conceptions per 1,000 females aged 13-15

 

Health

Child hospital admissions for unintentional and deliberate injuries: rate per 10,000 children 0-14

Young people hospital admissions for unintentional and deliberate injuries: rate per 10,000 young people 15-24

 

Social Care

Emotional and behavioural health assessment of looked after children: % eligible children assessed

All entered to the youth justice system: rate per 1,000 aged 10-18

 

Education

Spend (£000s) on Local Authority children and young people's services (excluding education): rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Sure Start Children's Centres and early years: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Children looked after: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Safeguarding children and young people's services: rate per 10,000 0-17

Spend (£000s) on Youth Justice: rate per 10,000 0-17