Early Child Development - 27-30 Month Review Statistics

The 27-30 month review is an assessment generally carried out by a health visitor. This review started in April 2013 and is offered to all children. A wide range of information is collected including developmental domains such as speech, language and communication, hearing, vision, personal/social, behavioural/emotional, fine motor and gross motor.

A full publication report and technical report are available. All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the ISD Scotland - Child Health Website.

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Additional Info

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Source Child Health Systems Programme Pre-School (CHSP PreSchool), Scottish Immunisation and Recall System (SIRS)
Author Child Health Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated May 2, 2024, 11:05 (BST)
Created April 23, 2018, 15:38 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Child Health
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Children eligible for the 27-30 month review in financial years 2013/14-2016/17. No delays between receipt and processing of data for publication.
Coverage Offered to all children registered in Scotland on the SIRS module of CHSP PreSchool.
Completeness A change to the data set captured was made from 01/04/2017 which has been partially adjusted for continuity. See the technical document for more details (https://publichealthscotland.scot/media/6579/2021-04-27-early-child-development-technical-report.pdf).
Accuracy This is an established data collection which covers a large proportion of the target population, typically 87-90% of each cohort. Within individual reviews in the past, about 87-88% had complete information on all domains. (https://beta.isdscotland.org/media/5604/2020-09-15-early-child-development-technical-report.pdf)
Continuity of data All fourteen Health Boards provided data for reviews since 01/04/2013.
Concepts and definitions https://publichealthscotland.scot/media/6579/2021-04-27-early-child-development-technical-report.pdf
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Control is followed.
Revision statement There was a review of the data captured from 01/04/2017. See the technical report for more details. (https://publichealthscotland.scot/media/6579/2021-04-27-early-child-development-technical-report.pdf)
Official statistics designation Official Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Monitoring the delivery of the 27-30 month review, the developmental status of the children and making information publicly available for planning, provision of services and providing comparative information.
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Language English

Information on the provision of child health reviews recommended as part of the English Healthy Child Programme, including the 2-2½ year review, is provided by both NHS Digital and Public Health England.

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