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Page last updated: 19/03/2019

 Below are some useful links to national and local datasets to help you with your needs analysis.


The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) provides information and intelligence to improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services. It supports policy makers, commissioners, managers, regulators, and other health stakeholders working on children's, young people's and maternal health.

Essex Insight

​Essex Insight is the neighbourhood information system and data observatory for Essex. For more information about the project and the Essex partners, see About Essex and Who we are.


A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a 'means by which PCTs and local authorities will describe the future of health and wellbeing needs of local populations and the strategic direction of service delivery to meet these needs' (Commissioning for Health and Wellbeing 2007).

Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Star​™ is a unique tool for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people.


The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services provides a range of products and support services to improve outcomes. For the first time, excellence in local practice, combined with national research and data about 'what works' is being gathered in one place. ​

Health Profiles

Health Profiles are the Department of Health's programme to improve availability and accessibility to health and health-related information in England. They give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England.


The specialist provider or reliable survey data for schools and colleges. ​Further information can be found here.


​Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial. We inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.  

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