ChiMat data

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October 2012

The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) provides information and intelligence to improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services. It supports policymakers, commissioners, managers, regulators, and other health stakeholders working on children's, young people's and maternal health.

Child health profiles

Child Health Profiles provide a snapshot of child health and well-being for each local authority in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and nationally. By using the profiles local organisations can work in partnership to plan and commission evidence-based services based on local need. The profiles allow you to compare the outcomes in your local population with others in order to identify and learn from better performing areas.

Of the 32 health indicators, those of greatest interest to child accident prevention are:

  • Percentage change in children killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents
  • Hospital admission rate due to injury (NB this covers both intentional and unintentional injury)
  • Percentage of children living in poverty
  • Rate of family homelessness


Local authority accident prevention reports

These reports examine accidents as a major health issue for children and bring together information about:

  • electrical safety
  • smoke alarms
  • fire and rescue service activity
  • road injuries
  • falls and;
  • burns and scalds.

In addition to unintentional injury data, there is information on:

  • domestic and other forms of violence
  • child protection and;
  • children in need.

The injury data is presented in the wider context of local statistics on population, education, deprivation and the environment.

This helps to provide ready access to some of the key information to create a better understanding of unintentional injuries for children in each local area.

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You can provide feedback or contact ChiMat via their online feedback form.

Updated June 2013