Mission Statement and Values

SHEU : nationally-recognised, since 1977,
as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data for schools and colleges

 

In our work, we aim to provide services that promote objective debate in communities about the best ways to serve and educate, principally young people, about health and social issues, and to foster co-operation between professionals in education and health, and between adults and young people.

We are committed to working in a way that is:

  • Collaborative
  • Non discriminatory and inclusive
  • Involves children and young people
  • Respects privacy and confidentiality
  • Flexible and responsive

This service is adaptable and flexible to take account of your particular needs.

 

ORDER publications

  1. SHEU is an independent research, survey and publishing company and the 'Young People into ...' series of reports are based on the work of one of its divisions - The Schools Health Education Unit. The Unit provides reliable baseline data for local needs assessment to inform plans in health, education and care.
  2. The accumulated databank from the hundreds of school surveys we support each year, involving tens of thousands of young people, is a valuable resource of information and provides many opportunities for research. But we caution against simple reporting and interpretation of our figures as being from 'a national survey'.
  3. In 2014 we compared the profile of the schools in our data sets with what we can see in the country as a whole (see link), and we were pleasantly surprised by the similarity.  This confirms what we concluded in 2004 through a similar study: that the SHEU data sets are reasonably well-matched to the national population of schools.