Increasingly a range of data is being used to promote school improvement and influence decision making. This also includes data relating to children and young people’s health and wellbeing.
Many schools in Solihull take part in the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire biannually. The HRBQ provides baseline data to identify priorities for health education planning, assessments and intervention programmes. Schools, Education Improvement Advisers and public health commissioners have shaped the content of the HRBQ to reflect the needs of the users. The most recent HRBQ summary report for Solihull was written in 2018.
Many sections of this website will support schools in addressing their priorities. The following broad areas will be of particular use:
Schools working towards Solihull Enhanced Healthy School status will consider a range of school-specific, local and national data in order to identify needs and priorities.
For those wanting to learn more about the health and wellbeing of their community:
Solihull Council ward profiles (link opens in new tab or window)
provides a broad overview of Solihull’s 17 wards structured around 5 key themes: population and demography; prosperous communities; a brighter future for children and young people; stronger and safer communities; and healthier communities.
Solihull Council health profiles (link opens in new tab or window)
includes the Child Health Profiles which are published annually by Public Health England. This profile provides a snapshot of child health in this area. It is designed to help the local authority and health services improve the health and wellbeing of children and tackle health inequalities.
NCMP Local Authority Child Data Profile
Data from the National Child Measurement Programme 2006/07 to 2017/18 are now available in an online data tool. Prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity for children in Reception (age 4-5 years) and Year 6 (age 10-11 years) can be examined at local authority level in interactive charts, maps and tables. Local figures can be compared with the benchmark for England and the region. Click here to view NCMP Local Authority Profile (link opens in new tab or window)
Data Factsheets are available form Public Health England containing up-to-date information about child obesity including links with socioeconomic status, diet and physical activity.
Child obesity in year 6 in the local authority health profiles
Local authority health profiles provide a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. The Health Profile indicator on prevalence of obesity among children in Year 6 is now up to date with 2015-17 data at local authority level. Click here to view the Health Profiles tool (link opens in new tab or window)
Focus on the health and care of young people June 2015
This publication provides a compilation of information on young people living in England and gives a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing. Click here to view report (link opens in new tab or window)
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England – 2016
This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). 12,051 pupils in 177 schools completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2016. Click here to view report (link opens in new tab or window)
The Good Childhood Report 2019
The Good Childhood Report, 2019 (The Children’s Society) reviews the latest trends over time, along with the gender patterns that have emerged in recent years for some aspects of well-being. It also examines the links between specific aspects of children’s well-being and different types of mental health issues. Finally, it presents new analysis of local area differences in children’s well-being.