Our well-being research was initiated in 2005 to fill the gap in research regarding young people's views of their own well-being

Teenage girls on steps

The Good Childhood Report

Our latest report is the sixth in a series of annual reports published about how children in the UK feel about their lives.

We have also produced a guide for parents on how to support their child’s well-being.

Ways to well-being

Our 'Ways to well-being' report reveals key factors that help children improve their own well-being:

  • Take notice
  • Keep learning
  • Connect
  • Be active and be creative
  • Play 

To help support children in these activities we have produced a set of postcards and a parent’s guide

Understanding children's well-being

Our well-being research was initiated in 2005 to fill the gap in research regarding young people's views of their own well-being. The research focuses on positive rather than negative indicators, and on well-being in the present rather than 'well-becoming'.

Our research aims to:

  • Develop a better understanding of the concept of well-being as it relates to young people, taking full account of the perspectives of young people themselves
  • Establish self-report measures of young people’s well-being and use these to identify the reasons for variations in well-being and to monitor changes in well-being over time.