Over the last six years The Children’s Society has been engaged in a pioneering research programme, exploring what children think and feel about their lives. Our research evidence has enabled us to identify six priorities for children's well-being and some causes that can contribute to low child well-being, such as low income and familial instability.

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Ellen Broome, Larissa Pople,
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Through Young Eyes - report summary

Our Through Young Eyes report is a survey of almost 2,000 children, giving the most up-to-date snapshot of how children are affected by poverty in the UK today, as well as their expectations for the future. The report was released marking the launch of the first-ever Children’s Commission on Poverty - a unique opportunity for children to join forces and closely examine for themselves, the stark realities facing thousands of families living under the poverty line.

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October 2013
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Portsmouth survey of children and young people 2014

Our survey provides a unique insight into the lives of children and young people aged seven to 18 living in Portsmouth. Over 4,100 children and young people in 16 primary schools, six secondary schools, two colleges and one Special Educational Needs school participated in the survey.

The aim of undertaking the survey is to identify the aspects of life where children in Portsmouth are doing well and those where they are not doing so well, in order to identify potential local priorities for improving well-being.

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June 2014
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