School-age children

This section presents data on factors related to the health and wellbeing of school-age children and includes School-Age Children Profiles. It is maintained by the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network.

Key school-age children indicators

Including the School-age Children Profiles, these indicators include key current local data about children and young people’s health and wellbeing. This information provides a context to help local organisations prioritise action.

Using the profiles, you can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators. You can also compare the data with other (upper level) local authorities and nationally.

Primary school aged

Primary school age indicators

Secondary school aged

Secondary school age indicators

Health behaviours in 15 year olds

These indicators provide local authority level estimates for several topic areas, based on what 15 year olds themselves said about their attitudes to healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours (self-reported), including diet and physical activity, smoking, alcohol, use of drugs, bullying and wellbeing. For each topic area, the information is shown by gender, ethnicity, deprivation, sexuality, region and local authority.

The data in this tool has been collated from the What About YOUth 2014 (WAY 2014) survey. The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum identified gaps in data relating to the health and wellbeing of young people in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. As part of a direct response to this, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop the WAY 2014 survey.

Supplementary indicators

Other indicators relating to the health of school-age children.

 

Supporting resources

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