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 provides commissioners, service providers, clinicians, services users and their families with the means to benchmark their area against England, region or similar populations. It collates and analyses a wide range of publically available information on:

                                                           

Knowledge Base                                    

The Children and Young People's section of the Knowledge Guide for Mental Health and Wellbeing JSNAs offers expert advice and links to policy and evidence. The toolkit should be used in conjunction with the return on investment resources to support local commissioners in designing and implementing mental health and wellbeing support services.

NICE publish a range of guidance that is of relevance to Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing including early yearssocial and emotional wellbeing in primary educationsecondary education, and transition from children’s to adults’ health or social care services.

NHS Digital publish a collection of mental health data and interactive dashboards in the Mental Health Data Hub which includes mental health data relating to children and young people in England.

Children and Young’s People’s Mental Health is a key focus of national policies including Closing the Gap: priorities for essential change in mental health (2014)Future in Mind (2015), and The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (2016).  

A review of children and young people's mental health services has been published by the CQC.  Phase One of the report looks at the quality and accessibility of these services and a subsequent thematic review includes recommendations to address issues within mental health services.

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Recent updates

September 2018

One indicator has been updated in the Identification of Need domain (2017) 

  • Pupils with social, emotional, and mental health needs (County) (School age, secondary & primary)

Two indicators have been updated in the Primary Prevention: Adversity domain (2015) (district level, counties were updated previously)

  • Child poverty under 16 
  • Child poverty under 20 

One indicator has been updated in the Primary Prevention: Vulnerability domain (2017) 

  • Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) (County) (School age, secondary & primary)

May 2018

The following indicator in the Primary Prevention: Vulnerability Domain has been amended:

  • Pupils with learning disability  - The 2016 values have been amended to include special schools

The following indicators in the Primary Prevention: Adversity Domain have been amended:

  • Children who started to be looked after due to abuse or neglect – values for 2016 previously showed values reported for 2017, this has now been corrected to reflect values for 2016.
  • Children who started to be looked after due to family stress or dysfunction or absent parenting - confidence intervals for the 2016 values have been corrected

April 2018

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

  • Children who started to be looked after due to family stress or  dysfunction or absent parenting: rate per 10 000 children aged under 18
  • 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
  • Repeat child protection cases: % of children subject to a child protection plan
  • Children subject to a child protection plan with initial category of abuse: rate per 10 000 children aged under 18
  • Children subject to a child protection plan with initial category of neglect:  rate per 10 000 children aged under 18

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

  • Children in need due to child disability or illness: rate per 10 000 children aged under 18 years
  • Pupils with Learning Disability: % of school aged pupils

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. The survey has now closed.

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