The Good Childhood Report
Our well-being programme has generated a large bank of data on children's well-being over the past few years, including three large-scale schools surveys and 10 waves of our quarterly survey.
In January 2012, we brought all of this information together in Good Childhood Report 2012, the first in a series of annual reports to explore the latest findings in our research programme and describe the state of children's well-being in the UK today.
We will be publishing our latest figures on trends in UK children’s well-being - The Good Childhood Report 2013 - later this year.
Understanding children's well-being
Our well-being research programme was initiated in 2005 to fill the gap in research regarding young people's views of their own well-being. The research focuses on positive rather than negative indicators, and on well-being in the present rather than 'well-becoming'.
Our research programme aims to:
- develop a better understanding of the concept of well-being as it relates to young people, taking full account of the perspectives of young people themselves
- establish self-report measures of young people’s well-being and use these to identify the reasons for variations in well-being and to monitor changes in well-being over time.
Read our latest newsletter to find out more about what's going on in our well-being programme.
- The launch of The Good Childhood report, our annual review of children’s well-being.
- The findings from Children’s Worlds, an international survey to measure children’s well-being. We are hosting the survey in England.