Welcome to the ECHILD project website
ECHILD stands for Education and Child Health Insights from Linked Data.
The ECHILD project is a research study run by University College London that joins together existing health, education and social care information for all children in England for the first time.
We are using this linked data to better understand how education affects children’s health, and how health affects children’s education.
To start, we will use the data to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown affected children who need extra support. We will also look at the quality of the linked data to find out its strengths and limitations for research.
Researchers will soon be able to apply to use the ECHILD Database to answer questions that provide benefit to the provision of child health, social care, and education
21 February 2023
Check back here for more information about accessing the linked data as an approved researcher. Updates about ECHILD will also be published via Twitter and through the ADR UK mailing list found here: https://www.adruk.org/contact-us/mailing-list-sign-up/
Ruth Blackburn talks at the Catherine Peckham Symposium on her use of the ECHILD Database for evaluating the timing of stress-related presentation to hospital
22 November 2022
The study is also free-to-read in BJPsych Open here.
ECHILD Researcher wins the ONS Early Career Research Award 2022
18 October 2022
The full research paper is available for free at the International Journal of Epidemiology here, or read more here.
Read a fully history of project news articles here.