Our well-being researchwas initiated in 2005 to fill the gap in research regarding young people's views of their own well-being. 

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The Good Childhood Report 2016

Our latest report (interactive online version, full text, summary) is the fifth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives./p>

To find out more, read The Good Childhood Report 2016 in one of the following formats:

We have also produced a guide for parents on how to support your child’s well-being.

Ways to well-being

Take notice, Keep learning, Connect, Be active and Be creative and play are key factors that help children to improve their own well-being, reveals our new report, Ways to well-being

To help support children in these activities we have produced a set of postcards and a parent’s guide which can be downloaded here. 

Understanding children's well-being

Our well-being researchwas 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  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.