Children and young people's health and wellbeing profiles 

The children and young people's health and wellbeing profiles were developed to provide relevant, accessible, and up-to-date information about children and young people’s health and life circumstances in communities across Glasgow.

The profiles were published on the Understanding Glasgow website in December 2016 and comprise a broad range of indicators that illustrate children and young people's health, wellbeing and quality of life.

The indicators are organised under seven themes: demography; infant health; culture and environment; crime and safety; socioeconomic factors; learning and education; and health and wellbeing. The indicators come from a range of administrative sources and illustrate children’s life circumstances and outcomes across Glasgow neighbourhoods.

There are sixty profiles in total, covering: 
Glasgow as a whole 
the three sub-sectors of Glasgow’s Community Health Partnership (North EastNorth West and South)
and fifty-six neighbourhoods across the city.

Accompanying and complementing the profiles, we have developed a set of evidence for action briefings that link to indicators in the profiles. These briefings outline the importance of an issue (e.g. child poverty, access to green space) and provide examples of positive initiatives to address an issue or improve a situation.

There is also an interactive tool which allows you to view an extended set of indicators using interactive graphs and maps.

There is a short briefing (PDF) which provides more details about the purpose, content and potential uses of the children and young people’s profiles.

An evaluation of the profiles and evidence for action briefings was undertaken in June 2017. The main findings of the evaluation are summarised in this evaluation report.

Read more about the profiles in this news article from Bruce Whyte.

Related resource: Health profiles