Facts at your fingertips

Difficulties in accessing local data on injuries to children and young people have often proved a stumbling block to the development of effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. National data[1] provides the most useful information for setting injury prevention priorities, however local data still provides important insights, comparisons and trends from which to build the picture for each local authority area.

Public Health England’s new interactive Fingertips tool allows users to access area data on each of the Public Health Outcomes Indicators, including those for children killed or serious injured in road traffic accidents, as well as hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in children and young people.

Critically for local injury prevention strategy development and partnership working, the Fingertips data also provides information and comparisons for wider but related public health indicators such as child poverty, homelessness and physical activity.

You can find the Fingertips data at: http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile-group/child-health/profile/child-health-injuries

There is a Fingertips User Guide video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8WJUDldb8&feature=youtu.be

A snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority

2017 Child Health Profiles were published by Public Health England in March, providing a user-friendly snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority area in England. Comparisons can be made between local areas and the England average across the indicators within the Public Health Outcomes Framework.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322210/Reducing_unintentional_injuries_in_and_around_the_home_among_children_under_five_years.pdf

Updated July 2017