Introduction

This section brings together a range of publicly available data, information, reports, tools and resources on child and maternal health into one easily accessible hub. It helps you find and use the information and evidence you need to improve decision making as part of your planning or commissioning process. The data is regularly updated as new releases become available. 

Recently added reports:

Mental health in pregnancy and infants

Teenage pregnancy and young parents

Unintentional injuries in and around the home

Unintentional injuries on the roads

You can choose to view by life-course stage or view by theme using the sections below. Indicators appear in more than one of the profiles. 

If you have a query about any of the content of this tool, or would like to contact the team please contact us.

View by life course stage

Child health profiles

Presents data on a range of factors related to the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, children and young people. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Pregnancy and birth

Presents data on a range of factors related to conception, pregnancy and delivery. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Early years

Presents information on the health of children aged 0 to 5 years, and includes Early Years Profiles. Supporting information on this topic is available. Supplementary indicators for this topic are also available.

School-age children

Presents data on a range of factors related to the health and wellbeing of school-age children, and includes School-Age Children Profiles. Supporting information on this topic is available. Data relating to Primary school children, Secondary school children and supplementary indicators for this topic are also available

Young people

Presents data on a range of factors related to the health and wellbeing of young people and includes Young People's Profiles. Supporting information on this topic is available. Supplementary indicators for this topic are also available.

View by theme

Breastfeeding

Presents public health indicators related to breastfeeding, categorised by demographics, risk factors, and outcomes. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Presents data on need, protective factors for positive mental health and wellbeing, describing the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Health behaviours in young people

Presents data on a range of factors around health behaviours and risky behaviour in young people. It includes What About YOUth? survey data. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Healthcare use

Presents information on the use of NHS services including data from the Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for Children and Young People. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Long term conditions and complex health needs

Presents data on a range of factors for children and young people with long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes or complex health needs. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Mortality

Presents data on deaths during pregnancy and childhood and includes Infant Mortality and Stillbirths Profiles. Supporting information on this topic is available.

NCMP and child obesity profile

This suite of indicators highlight child weight status prevalence data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), as well as contextual indicators relating to child obesity where these are available at local authority level. NCMP data quality indicators are also included.

Oral health

Presents data on a range of indicators drawn from survey data and factors impacting on oral health. This will allow local commissioners access to high quality information to support benchmarking, commissioning and service improvement. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Perinatal mental health

Presents nationally available data on perinatal mental health, grouped under: demographics, risk & related factors, prevalence, and identification & access.

Unintentional injuries

Presents data on injuries suffered by children and young people in the home and on the roads. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Vaccinations and immunisations

Presents data on vaccinations and immunisations among pregnant women, pre-school and school-aged children. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Vulnerable children and young people

Presents data on vulnerable children and young people. Supporting information on this topic is available.

Recent updates

December 2018

Indicators relating to School age children and Young people have been updated with the most recent data, including:

  • Persistent absentees in Primary and Secondary schools - LA
  • Key stage 1 pupils meeting the expected level in reading, writing, maths and science - LA
  • Key stage 2 pupils meeting the expected level in reading, writing, maths - LA
  • Homeless young people aged 16-24 - LA

November 2018

New reports relating to unintentional injuries around the home and on the roads are available from the Reports tab or from the links in the introduction.

Indicators from the Public Health Outcomes Framework have been updated this month, a full list of indicators with new data is available.

October 2018

A small error has been corrected to the England value for Hospital admissions as a result of self-harm (10-24 years), and to the England values for the three sub-indicators relating to children and young people aged 10-14 years, 15-19 years and 20-24 years. PDF versions of the child health profile have been reissued for a small number of areas where this makes a difference to the significance shown on page 4 of the profile; for all other areas, a final page has been inserted as notification of the issue.

September 2018

New functionality added to Child and Maternal Health profiles with a drop down list added to allow navigation between all Fingertips profiles related to the subject. Minor changes made to profile layouts should make finding data easier, if you do have any queries please use the "Contact Us" link above.

Indicators relating to Early years have been updated with the most recent data, including:

  • A&E attendances (for early years and all other ages) - LA and CCG
  • Elective admissions (for early years and all other ages) - LA and CCG
  • Emergency admissions (for early years and all other ages) - LA and CCG
  • Admissions for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy (0-9, 10-18 and 0-18) - LA and CCG
  • Neonatal mortality - CCG
  • Postneonatal mortality - CCG

Other indicators which have been updated with the most recent data:

  • First time entrants to the youth justice system - LA
  • Year 6: Prevalence of overweight(including obese) - CCG
  • School pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs: % of school pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs - LA
  • Pupils with special educational needs (SEN): % of school pupils with special educational needs - LA