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  • 1. Using Tellus data for National and Local Indicators John Doherty: Young People Analysis, DCSF DCSF Conference: The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, 9 February 2010
  • 2. Five National Indicators use Tellus data
    • NI50 – Emotional health of children
    • NI69 – Children who have experienced bullying
    • NI110 – Young People’s participation in positive activities
    • NI115 – substance misuse by Young People
    • NI199 – children and Young People’s satisfaction with parks and play areas
  • 3. NI110 – Young People’s participation in positive activities
    • Matters because:
    • Evidence suggests structured/supervised activities help develop social and emotional skills
    • And help prevent engagement in risky behaviours
    • 10 Year Strategy (Aiming High) – substantial activity and expenditure (e.g. myplace centres)
  • 4. Measure uses two questions
    • In last 4 weeks, have you taken part in any group activity led by an adult outside school lessons (e.g. sports, arts, youth group)?
    • Which of these things have you been to in your free time in the last 4 weeks?
      • - local park or playground
      • - sports club or class (not in school lessons and only count when you’ve done sport not just watched)
      • - a youth centre or club to take part in organised activities run by adults
      • - a youth centre or club with few or no organised activities
      • - religious, faith or community group (not services)
      • - art, craft, dance, drama, film/video making (not in school lessons)
      • - music group or lesson (not in school lessons)
      • - given your time to help a charity, a local voluntary group or done something else organised
      • - something else
  • 5. The positive activities calculation is simply:
    • (x/y)*100
    • Where:
    • x = number of young people (Tellus weighted data) in school
    • year 10 answering “yes” to the first question and/or claiming they
    • participated in the last 4 weeks in one or more of the following
    • structured activities:
    • sports club or class
    • youth club or youth group with organised activities run by adults
    • art, craft, dance, drama, film/video making group or class
    • music group or lesson
    • y = number of young people in year 10 responding to one or more of
    • the relevant questions (weighted Tellus data).
  • 6. NI115 – Substance misuse by young people
    • Matters because – strong evidence base of social and economic costs and personal damage from drug, alcohol and solvent misuse.
    • Range of (shared) YP-specific programmes and funding to help prevent and treat – Area Based Grant allocations to LAs, campaigns and help – e.g. FRANK
  • 7. Measure uses a number of Tellus questions
    • Ever had a whole alcoholic drink?
    • If yes, how many times been drunk in last 4 weeks? (None, 1, 2, 3+)
    • Ever taken drugs (not medicine or alcohol)?
    • If yes, how often taken in last 4 weeks – cannabis or skunk; solvents, glue or gas; others (e.g. cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, heroin, crack, speed, magic mushrooms ) (None,1, 2, 3+ times)
  • 8. The substance misuse calculation is simply:
    • (x/y)*100
    • Where:
    • x = number of young people in years 6, 8
    • and 10 that the Tellus survey estimates have either used
    • drugs/ volatile substances and/or been drunk at least
    • twice in the last 4 weeks or have used drugs/volatile
    • substances and been drunk once.
    • y = Tellus estimate of the total number of young people in
    • years 6, 8 and 10 responding to these questions in the
    • local population, based on school census data.
  • 9. Challenges of using Tellus for national indicators
    • Continuity disruptions – changes to the survey (often for good reasons) that undermine indicator comparisons over time - e.g. changes to questions, question order, timing
    • Sample and weighting changes – positive activities and, particularly, substance misuse findings are sensitive to the balance of response from years 6, 8 and 10 so weighting needs to compensate for this, but be consistent
    • Analysis changes – e.g. what population is included in the denominator (e.g. treatment of Not Answered and Prefer Not To Say responses)
    • Response – needs a decent response rate across all LAs to be disaggregated and it has taken time to build that up
  • 10. Some findings from Tellus 3
  • 11.  
  • 12. Data tables and contact details:
    • DCSF Research & Statistics Gateway – January 2009 for Tellus 3 indicators:
    • http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STR/d000828/TellusNIStatsRelease-FINAL090108.pdf
    • John Doherty – 0114 259 3553
    • [email_address]

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