Closing summary of the launch event

Mark Easton closes the event by asking the panel members what is the one key element that they feel strongly about in the book.

Richard Layard

Professor Richard Layard, principal author of A Good Childhood, talks about schooling and inequality.

Judy Dunn

Professor Judy Dunn, Chair of The Good Childhood Inquiry, talks about family and friends.

What we will do

The Children's Society Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, at A Good Childhood launch event, Wednesday 04 February 2009.

Why we are here

The Children's Society Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, at A Good Childhood launch event, Wednesday 04 February 2009.

Introduction from Mark Easton

Mark Easton, the BBC Home Editor, chaired the launch. Watch his introduction to the event.

The official launch live - hear from the authors

On Wednesday 4 February, over 400 people attended the launch of A Good Childhood – the independent report from The Good Childhood Inquiry. Chaired by Mark Easton, the BBC Home Editor, the evening offered guests the opportunity to hear the authors of the book, Richard Layard and Judy Dunn, talk about the findings and recommendations.

About the Good Childhood Inquiry

Children playing dress upThe Good Childhood® Inquiry was the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood.

Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children.

The Good Childhood Inquiry

The Good Childhood Inquiry aimed to renew society's understanding of childhood, and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children.

Parliamentary work

We tell members of parliament (MPs) and peers what children and young people want and what they think about their lives.