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DH: Measuring child development at age 2-2½ years

3rd October 2016

The Department of Health is implementing a new outcome measure of child health at age 2-2½ years, the data for which will be published in the Public Health Outcomes Framework from 2017.

The measure will help monitor child development across England so that we can observe changes in population health from year to year, and potentially also use the data to track children’s outcomes as they grow up. The data will also help to assess the effectiveness and impact of services for 0-2 year olds and support future planning.

Health Visiting providers have been asked to submit data on ASQ-3 scores from October 2015. Department of Health are asking that ASQ:SE data is collected alongside ASQ-3 scores from 1 October 2016.