Our Good Childhood team carries out a child-centred programme of work with an emphasis on providing time and space to listen to children’s views.

Please read about our local surveys - from the Isle of Wight and Cornwall - and send us an email to find out more.

Isle of Wight

Over 5000 children and young people took part through the survey and direct consultation. With the support of staff from the local authority we visited primary and secondary schools, youth centres and a group of looked after children. We also travelled on two school buses at the end of the school day.

Read the local survey report on the well-being of children and young people on the Isle of Wight.

Outcomes

  • The Isle of Wight Council are using the views of the children and young people we consulted to inform the new Children and Young People’s Plan 2014 to 2017.
  • A website has been produced by The Isle of Wight Anti-Bullying Group and contains information and advice on how to stop cyber bullying. Our survey findings showed that 34 per cent of young people on the Island had experienced some form of bullying the previous year. 

Cornwall

The survey we produced in Cornwall has been used by five secondary schools, a primary school and youth clubs and involved approximately 1400 young people.

The follow-up consultation with the young people added some clear illustration of the findings and clarified the results. Our Good Childhood Conversation events in the communities around those schools brought together parents, elected members, teachers and other professionals to consider the outcomes and plan for local actions.

The combined results of all schools identified some key differences between young people in Cornwall and those surveyed in our national research. It also showed local leaders and parents clear actions that they could take to help improve the children in the area’s well-being.

Find out more

Send us an email to find out more about our local surveys.