Healthy Settings

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools vision for Derby is to improve the health and wellbeing of Children and young people in early years and school settings across the city.

Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and Public Health England have produced a Healthy Schools profile (to compliment the Healthy Schools toolkit that is available on the Department for Education (DfE) website) for local areas that include key current local data about children and young people's health and wellbeing which provides a context to help schools prioritise action.

When you first open the profiles no data are shown. To view the data click the Area button to display a list of areas, click on Derby and then click the Area button again to hide the list. To display data for more than one area hold down the Ctrl key and select multiple areas.  

Of note for Derby is the significantly higher proportion of children living in poverty; the significantly higher proportion of children eligible for and claiming free school meals; the significantly higher rate of under 18 teenage conceptions; the significantly higher rate of children’s (at age 12) tooth decay; the significantly higher rate of children and young people smoking; the significantly higher rate of acute sexually transmitted infections.  

More positively, Derby achieves significantly better outcomes in physical activity in children; a significantly higher proportion of young girls (Year 8) having the HPV vaccine; significantly lower proportion of schools not being tackling bullying.

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