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Our research investigates the issues affecting children, providing a broader perspective on what children want and need.
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Our research team

Find out about and contact our research team members

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Research areas

Our research team specialises in areas including children and family relationships, children at risk on the streets and children's well-being.

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We launched our well-being work in 2005 to fill a gap in research regarding young people's views of well-being

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Research publications

Our reports focus on the issues children identify as the most influential on their lives.

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Understanding adolescent neglect

We are conducting a comprehensive programme of research in order to begin to redress the neglect of adolescent neglect

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Well-being consultations

Our combination of survey, follow-up and feedback gathers local data, and gives children a voice in obtaining a better understanding of their lives.

Good Childhood Report 2017

Over the last 12 years we have asked more than 60,000 children how they think their lives are going.