Who commissions SHEU surveys?
Health and Wellbeing Boards, Primary Care Trusts, Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and Local Health Boards (LHB) use our services to provide base-line data about the health related behaviour of young people in their area. Often, in partnership with other agencies, people in Public Health use the results to inform their programme and service planning.
Directors of Public Health often take the lead on the collecting of data for local needs assessment and health promotion and our services support their work including results in the Director's Annual Reports.
The report 'Supporting the Health of Young People in Your Area' is an example of how the survey results can support your work and inform you and your partners.
We have worked hard to ensure that our secondary questionnaires provide the type of information that is useful to Drug Action Teams. Our general questionnaire V23 has been scrutinised by a number of DAT partners for its validity and usefulness. The resulting data are now finding their way, more than ever before, into DATs Young People's Substance Misuse Plans. Repeat survey strategies are being identified in order to monitor behaviour.
Local Authorities have commissioned SHEU surveys to support:
- Healthy Schools Programme
- PSHE and Citizenship work
- Baseline and monitoring information for Joint Area Reviews
- Partnership working with Public Health
Over the years many local authorities have used our nationally recognised survey services to provide robust local data. They include:
|Barnet||Blackburn with Darwen||Bromley|
|Milton Keynes||North Yorkshire||Peterborough|
You can see an example of the type of summary report we currently produce for the authorities commissioning our services. Schools and colleges involved receive a comprehensive set of data and a comparative report about their own students which is a valuable resource for curriculum planning for school's OFSTED self evaluation forms and college's healthy college development.
|Joint Area Reviews||Children and Young People's Plans (CYPP)|
|Healthy Schools||Teenage Pregnancy|
|Education Services||Drug Action Teams|
and work with Public Health and Primary Care Trusts
A repeat survey strategy is being used to reflect the changing nature of the needs of the local young population and support local plans as they develop.
If you would like one of my team to attend a meeting to explain our surveys and to answer any specific questions you may have, please let us know directly:
T: 01392 667272
We have versions for early primary and later primary pupils.
A longer and more thorough questionnaire can be designed for secondary-age pupils.
Since 2000, SHEU has been developing services for FE & 6th Form Colleges. A student survey instrument has been successfully trailed and piloted with Colleges. A free online survey has been offered to colleges. A confidential databank is developing and currently holds information from students about their attitudes and lifestyle behaviours in relation to health. This unique resource enables comparisons to be made across a range of questions. Not only would colleges have information with regard to your students you may also have comparative, anonymous data from students in your region or elsewhere.
Who completes SHEU surveys?
Since 1977, over a million questionnaires have been completed by young people with SHEU.
"I've never looked at myself before", said one.
Our questionnaires are all designed for a specific group:
- Early Primary
- Later Primary
- Sixth Form and FE College students
- HE and University Students
Parents and carers
Our parent surveys have mostly been perception surveys rather than lifestyle surveys, although we have done both.
They can be completed on paper or online, and can be customised to suit your situation.
We have carried out work with staff wellbeing: for instance, see our example staff wellbeing survey.