Isle of Wight Council

JSNA - Start Well (Children and Young People)

Children and Young People

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Children who have low cognitive scores at 22 months of age but who grow up in families of high socioeconomic position improve their relative scores as they approach the age of 10. The relative position of children with high scores at 22 months, but who grow up in families of low socioeconomic position, worsens as they approach age 10.

There has been a strong government commitment to the early years, enacted through a wide range of policy initiatives, including Sure Start and the Healthy Child Programme. It is vital that this is sustained over the long term. Even greater priority must be given to ensuring expenditure early in the developmental life cycle (that is, on children below the age of 5) and that more is invested in interventions that have been proved to be effective.


Children's Health and Wellbeing factsheet June 2017 (PDF, 3.8MB, 29 pages).  This factsheet contains comprehensive information relating to the health and wellbeing of children on the Isle of Wight.

Public Health England (PHE) publish an annual child health profile for the Isle of Wight, the most recent ones are below:

Child Health Profile 2021 (PDF, 505KB, 4 pages)

Child Health Profile 2020 (PDF, 386KB, 4 pages)

Child Health Profile 2019 (PDF, 214KB, 4 pages)

Public Health England interactive analysis tool Child Health Profile aimed at supporting commissioning decisions.

Child Poverty Report 2019 update (PDF, 574KB, 13 pages). This Report provides an update on child poverty figures across the Island

Children and Young People's Survey 2017 Report  (PDF, 2.23 MB, 64 pages) This report highlights key findings and analysis of the Children and Young People's survey 2017, carried out on the Isle of Wight among children in years 6, 8 and 10.

Childhood Immunisations factsheet July 2017 (PDF, 839KB, 7 pages). This factsheet concentrates on the routine childhood immunisations including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Health Behaviours Summary March 2016  The 'What about YOUth? (WAY) survey is a national lifestyle study of 15-year-olds in England, and the report summarises the responses from the Isle of Wight, it is not a direct comparison to the Children's and Young People's survey data above, but is a useful part of the overall picture.

Education & Skills factsheet (2017/18 results) June 2019  (PDF, 0.98 MB, 9 pages) This factsheet highlights the 2017/18 results for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, GCSEs and A-Levels. There is also information about average class size, school absence rates, 16 to 17 year old NEET statistics (Not in education, employment or training) and qualifications of those aged 16-64.

            The previous year's factsheet is here: Education & Skills factsheet (2016/17 results) June 2019 (PDF, 1.03MB, 9 pages)

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP 2016 to 2017 report)  (PDF, 669KB, 15 pages) and NCMP Report 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 665KB, 15 pages). These reports look at the local findings from the 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 NCMP programmes which measure levels of primary school children in Reception and Year 6 who are underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese.

The Social Mobility Index provided by GOV.UK The Social Mobility Index compares the chances that a child from a disadvantaged background will do well at school and get a good job across each of the 324 local authority district areas of England.