The Good Childhood Report 2017 cover

The Good Childhood Report 2017, produced in partnership with the University of York, is the sixth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives. The report examines the latest trends in well-being over time, explanations for gender patterns in well-being, and insights on how problems mount up to damage children’s well-being.

The report shows that one million teenagers have seven or more serious problems in their lives. At a time of drastic Government cuts to funding for local children’s services, the findings give us deep cause for concern.

Our spotlight papers look more closely at the lives of teenagers hit hardest by these devastating Government cuts. They uncover new evidence on how overwhelming problems damage children’s well-being.

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Month of publication 
August
Year of publication 
2017
Number of pages 
64
Author 
The Children's Society
Category 
Research
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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.

Date published 
August 2016
Number of pages 
68