What is the aim?
Reduce the number of conception rate for girls under the age of 18.
Who does this impact?
What is being measured?
The number of conceptions for females aged 15-17 years.
What is the background?
Nottingham had the 3rd highest rate of teen pregnancy in the country when the LAA was first negotiated (2006 figures). Latest figures show that Nottingham is now the 9th highest (2008 data). Some Nottingham wards have under 18 conception rates 2½ times the national average, and 15 of our 20 wards have rates that are within the highest 20% of wards in England.
Teenage parents are prone to poor antenatal health and their babies often have lower than average birth weight and higher infant mortality rates. And while young people can be competent parents, longitudinal studies show that children born to teenagers are more likely to experience a range of negative outcomes in later life.
For more information, click here to download the Target Sheet.
What are we doing?
The headline actions are listed below. For more details click here to download the Delivery Plan (coming soon).
The Nottingham Teenage Pregnancy Taskforce has been established in order to drive forward the actions and tackle the issue within the city. A new action plan has been launched with 50 actions grouped under the following headings:
- It’s everybody’s business
- Strategic Leadership
- Development of life skills
- Local data/population knowledge
- Support for parents and carers
- Contraception and sexual health services
- At risk groups
- Workforce training
- Working with youth services
- Positive life pathways
- Communications Strategy
Who is involved?
Lead partner- Nottingham City Council
Supporting partners– NHS Nottingham City.
Lead partnership – Strategic Partnership for Children, Young People and Families
How are we doing?
Check our performance with the Instant Atlas (coming soon).
Who has more information?
NI Lead - Jane Brown, Associate Director, Aspiration and Life Skills, Children’s Services/NHS Nottingham City – tel: 0115 915 5555
Or Michael Durban - LAA Programme Manager, Nottingham City Council - tel: 0115 915 5555.