Children & Young People

Information about children and young people, including school examination performance and the Child Wellbeing Index

Information including local schools’ examinations performance, Ofsted inspections and resources relating to Young Offenders. More information about children and young people and their health can be found in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) in the Health & Wellbeing theme.

Children & Young People Locality Need Assessments

This section contains needs assessments and summaries that present the needs and key messages emerging from existing data sets for children, young people and families in Essex.

The series forms part of the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which is intended to provide the evidence base for all commissioning across the county.

It will provide the Children’s Partnerships in Essex with an overview of current and emerging issues and with information to help review commissioning priorities and better focus resources.  

Children's Needs Assessment Chapters

This section contains a number of children's needs assessment chapters these chapters feed into the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.  These chapters help policy makers, commissioners and voluntary sector users to identify problematic issues, plan for services and gain understanding of their communities.
  • Bullying and the fear of crime
  • Child Poverty
  • Child obesity

  • Child wellbeing
  • Children in care and care Leavers
  • Children at risk of abuse and neglect
  • Children and young people - early intervention
  • Children and Young People - Homelessness 
  • Children and young people with special needs
  • Children and young people with mental health needs
  • Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse
  • Early Years Child Health 
  • Population and demographic trends
  • Physical exercise and leisure activities for children and young people
  • Teenage pregnancy and sexual health
  • Teenage parents
  • Substance misuse
  • Young Carers
  • Young People who are NEET
  • Young People - Risk Behaviours
  • Vulnerable Families with Multiple Needs


    Useful Links

    Below are links to a wide range of further sources of data and evidence.

    Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assesment:
    A wide range of documents and resources including the; strategic reports, CCG and district level profiles, specialist reports, research projects and links to other resources.

    Topic profile reports

    Community Mental Health Profiles
    Local authority based community mental health profile from the North East Public Health Observatory

    Children and Young People Diabetes Profiles
    Child diabetes profiles from the Yorkshire & Humber Public Health Observatory 

    Child Health Profiles
    Child health profiles from the Child and Maternal Health Observatory
    Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE)
    District-based alcohol profiles from the North West Public Health Observatory





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