Portsmouth survey of children and young people, 2014
The report on our survey work carried out in partnership with Portsmouth City Council, June 2014
Leicestershire survey of children and young people, 2012-13
The report on our survey work carried out in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, July 2013
Bracknell Forest survey of children and young people, 2014
This report is based on our survey work carried out in partnership with Bracknell Forest Council, March 2014.
The Good Childhood Report 2013
This report is based on the views of over 42,000 children and young people in the UK and is the second in a series of annual reports on their well-being. July 2013.
Isle of Wight survey of children and young people, 2012
This report is based on our survey work carried out in partnership with the Isle of Wight council. March 2013.
The Good Childhood Report 2012
This report is based on the views of over 30,000 children and young people in the UK. January 2012.
The Good Childhood Report 2012: A review of our children’s well-being (full report)
The Good Childhood Report 2012: A review of our children’s well-being (summary)
Promoting positive well-being for children (policy report)
This report asks children and young people about the material items and experiences that they think are necessary for a ‘normal kind of life’. November 2011.
Missing out: A child centred analysis of material deprivation and subjective well-being (full report)
Missing out: A child centred analysis of material deprivation and subjective well-being (policy summary)
How happy are our children?
This report outlines what we know about the quality of children's lives - as rated by children themselves - and makes the case for a long-standing commitment to the exploration and measurement of children’s subjective well being. March 2011.
Children's subjective well-being
This report reviews our progress towards the development of well-being index that is statistically robust and covers the main aspects of children’s lives, especially those identified by children themselves. October 2010.
Understanding children's well-being
This report is the first comprehensive exploration of well-being from a child's perspective in this country. February 2010.
This report set out to explore the links between the quality of young people's relationships with their parents and their self reported well-being and self esteem. June 2010.
Happy and they know it?
We asked over 14,000 children and young peole about what they needed to have a good life -- their responses helped us form our well-being framework. September 2008.
Spiritual health and the well-being of urban young people
This report for the Commission on Urban Life and Faith was undertaken in partnership with the University of Wales, Bangor. It explores the links between spiritual health and the well-being of young people living in cities and urban areas, and highlights some of the key issues faced by these young people. It raises important questions about the factors that promote well-being amongst urban young people, and the role of spiritual health in young people's lives. 2005.
The Good Childhood Inquiry
The UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood was commissioned by The Children's Society in 2006 to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. The Good Childhood Inquiry was launched in September 2006 with a report describing The Children's Society’s 2005 survey research with young people about what makes for a good life for young people.
Using The Good Childhood Index
If you'd like to use our short or long index of children's well-being within your school or local authority, please contact us.