Health and Wellbeing in England: A Focus on Children
In October 2015, public health commissioning responsibilities for children aged 0-5 transferred from NHS England to local authorities. This report outlines several key indicators of children and young people’s health and wellbeing in England, including key health outcomes, measures of safety and welfare and wider health determinants. It is designed to support local discussions about key issues and challenges related to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in your area.
England has a total population of 54,786,300, with 21.3% of residents aged under 18. This compares to a proportion of 21.3% aged under 18 in England overall. England has an Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI, 2015) score of no value. This measures the proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families. The average for All English regions is no value. 14.5% of pupils attending nursery and primary schools and 13.2% of pupils attending secondary school in England are eligible for and claiming free school meals. This compares with 14.5% of pupils attending nursery and primary schools and 13.2% of pupils attending secondary school for England as a whole.
69.3% of pupils in England achieve a good level of development at the end of the academic year in which they turn five years old. This compares with 69.3% nationally. 60 in 10,000 children aged under 18 in England are looked after, compared to 60 in 10,000 nationally.
This report has been designed for viewing at single tier and county local authority geography. The following charts show a range of measures for England compared with either England or the average across all English single tier and county councils, and also with your chosen comparison group. You can select your chosen single tier or county authority and comparison group, such as all local authorities in the South East, using the boxes above (start typing in 'South East' and it will appear in the search box).
The topics covered in this report are:
- Best start in life
- Child safety and wellbeing
- Healthy lifestyles
- A good education
- Preparing for adulthood