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The Good Childhood Report 2016

The Good Childhood Report 2016

The Good Childhood Report 2016 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. Our latest report shows a growing gap in happiness between girls and boys, with girls being particularly unhappy with their appearance.

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Read our interactive Good Childhood Report 2016

Date published 
August 2016
Number of pages 
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Publications library

Our publications library provides summaries and full text of all of our reports and briefings.

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Protecting young runaways

What should you do when a child goes missing, and how can we prevent children from going missing in the first place?

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Friendship for All

Access our resources and guidance for professionals delivering foster care and short breaks services to increase friendship in the lives of children.

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Child protection and safeguarding

Read our guidance, and identify how you can protect and safeguard vulnerable children.

School resources

Our guides provide advice on the steps you should take if you suspect a child may be running away, and explains where you can go for more help or advice.

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