Illegal Performance Drugs

Document Sample
Illegal Performance Drugs Powered By Docstoc
					       

NI 115: Substance misuse by young people
Is the data provided by the LA or      Y            Is this an            N
a local partner?                                    existing
                                                    indicator?
Rationale    To measure progress in reducing the proportion of young people

             volatile substances such as glue, gas or solvents. Substance misuse by
             young people is strongly linked with involvement in crime or anti-social
             behaviour, increased risk of failing at school and damage to both mental
             and physical health.
             The indicator provides a local measure directly related to the national


                     .

Definition   The percentage of young people reporting either frequent misuse of
             drugs/volatile substances or alcohol, or both.
             The TellUs survey is voluntary and the data are weighted to match local
             area profiles based on school census data.
              
              people pupils in years 6, 8 and 10, aged from 10 years up to, and
              including, 15 years old
              
              in the last 4 weeks and/or have taken illegal drugs or volatile substances
              twice or more in the last 4 weeks
              
              harm (e.g. poor outcomes such as school exclusion, criminal involvement,
              health problems)
              
              and volatile substances such as solvents, glue or gas


Formula      The TellUs survey is voluntary and the data are weighted to match local
             area profiles based on school census data.




             x = the number of young people in years 6, 8 and 10 that the TellUs survey
             estimates have used drugs and/or alcohol at least twice in the last 4 weeks
             from the local population.

             y = total number of young people in years 6, 8 and 10 in the local
             population, based on the school census data.
Worked    Worked example of     Good        Good performance is typified by
example   the calculation:      performance lower numbers [given that there is
                                            likely to be significant local and
            Total of 9000                  regional variation, the best
           young people in the              performance is where the
           relevant school year             prevalence rate reduces over time].
           groups in a given
           local authority
           (based on school
           census data).


            TellUs estimates
           that 1400 young
           people in the LA
           have been drunk
           more than once in
           the last 4 weeks,
           TellUs estimates that
           200 young people in
           the LA have taken
           drugs more than
           once in the last 4
           weeks, TellUs
           estimates that an
           additional 320
           young people in the
           LA have been drunk
           more than once and
           also taken drugs
           more than once in
           the last 4 weeks


            This would
           equate to
               21% of young people
               frequently misusing
               substances (actual
               figure is 21.3%, but
               shown here with no
               decimal point as the
               indicator will be
               reported)


Collection     Annual (Academic        Data Source     TellUs survey of pupils
interval       year)                   (if external)


Return         Percentage              Decimal         None
Format                                 Places
Reporting    Ofsted
organisation

Spatial level Single tier and county council

Further        Currently the TellUs survey does not ask pupils in year 6 about their use of
Guidance       drugs therefore the year 6 data contributing to this indicator will only
               consider alcohol misuse.

               When the Department looks at these indicators other factors will also be
               considered, such as the non-response rate, statistical neighbours and other
               locally available data sources about substance misuse and closely related

               substance misuse.


               The TellUs survey is voluntary and the data are weighted to match local
               area profiles based on school census data.
NI 115                 Substance misuse by young people

Performance By Gender                                                              Good performance is typified by lower numbers



                                                                   2008/09
                       Boys                                         #N/A
                       Girls                                        #N/A
                        Gap                                         #N/A
                       Kent                                          9.7


                                 NI 115: Substance misuse by young people

                30.0


                25.0


                20.0
                                                                                                 Boys   Girls   Kent
   Percentage




                15.0

                                                                             9.7
                10.0


                 5.0

                                   #N/A                #N/A
                 0.0
                                                     2008/09




Source: 2008/09 - Ofsted, Tellus3 Survey, Spring 2008 - re-weighted results
Base: All respondents - Boys (475), Girls (664), Kent (1,168)

Indicator Toolkit data is provided through the KCT Multi-Agency Data Group
NI 115                 Substance misuse by young people

                                                                                        Good performance is typified by lower numbers
                 11

                                                                   2008/09 2009/10
                       Kent                                          9.7    #N/A
                       Statistical Neighbours                        9.8     10.0
                       National                                      9.3      9.8


                                         NI 115: Substance misuse by young people
                20.0




                                                                                                             Kent
                15.0

                                                                                                             Statistical
                                                                                                             Neighbours
   Percentage




                                                                                                             National
                10.0                      9.7



                 5.0




                 0.0
                                     2008/09                                 2009/10



Source: 2008/09 - Ofsted, Tellus3 Survey, Spring 2008 - re-weighted results
Base: All respondents - Kent (1,168)
It is not possible to provide analysis at locality level (only a small sample of schools covered)
Source: 2009/10 - Ofsted, Tellus4 Survey, Autumn 2009
Please note that 2009/10 results are not available for Kent (due to insufficient numbers of schools taking part)

Indicator Toolkit data is provided through the KCT Multi-Agency Data Group

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Illegal Performance Drugs document sample