The Good Childhood Inquiry received contributions from over 30,000 children and young people, adults and professionals.

Children's evidence came in a variety of different forms. Thousands of children filled in 'my life' postcards responding in words and pictures to open, exploratory questions about what constitutes a good life. Thousands more took part online thanks to a partnership with BBC Newsround, responding to specific questions about the seven themes of the inquiry. In addition, more than 50 focus groups were also carried out to explore particular themes with children and young people who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to take part.

Below is a short video summarising the evidence: