Our latest report, Missing out: a child centred analysis of material deprivation and subjective well-being, asks children and young people about the material items and experiences that they think are necessary for a ‘normal kind of life’ – what we describe as a child centred index of material deprivation.
Read the report summary.
Based on research carried out by ourselves and the University of York, the report reveals that children who lack more than five out of the 10 items on our new deprivation index are over five times more likely to have low levels of well-being than those who lack none.
Our findings also show that too many children are lacking some of the key items they feel are necessary for 'a normal kind of life'. As a result we are calling on Government to include a child centred approach to poverty as part of their package of child poverty indicators.