ChiMat healthy schools profiles

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March 2012

The Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMAT) produces healthy school profiles for local authority areas. These contain key local data about children and young people’s health and wellbeing, including data on children killed or seriously injured in road accidents.

There is both an interactive tool, so you can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators, and a Population Report for each local area, which presents performance against the indicators along with an explanation of the data.

Using the profiles, you can see how your local area performs against key indicators for the outcomes: Be healthy, Stay safe, Make a positive contribution and Achieving economic wellbeing. You can also compare the data with other (top level) local authorities and nationally.

There is both an interactive tool, so you can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators, and a Population Report for each local area, which presents performance against the indicators along with an explanation of the data.

Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Department for Education (DfE) provides a Healthy Schools toolkit on its website, to support schools engaging in health and wellbeing improvements for their pupils.

The practical ‘plan, do, review’ approach outlined in the toolkit supports schools to identify and select priorities, milestones, activities and interventions effectively. The data from the healthy schools profile can be used in conjunction with the toolkit, by schools working within the healthy schools planning phase.

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Contact your ChiMat local specialist if you need any further advice in using the Healthy Schools Profiles or interpreting the information they provide.

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Updated June 2013