Children & Young People

The Children and Young People's Services Safety Thermometer is a national tool that has been designed to measure commonly occurring harms in people that engage with children and young people's services. The tool focusses on: Deterioration, Extravasation, Pain and Skin Integrity.

It’s a point of care survey that is carried out on a single day each month which supports improvements in patient care and patient experience, prompts immediate actions by healthcare staff and integrates measurement for improvement into daily routines.

The Children and Young People's Services Safety Thermometer built on previous work done in paediatric services with the SCAN tool and begin development in June 2014. It was developed by a community of users who iteratively tested the tool to ensure it is quick and easy to use and gives useful information which can be used for local improvement. Further guidance on the use of the tool is available above.