The Good Childhood Report
The Good Childhood Report 2017 is the sixth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society. The report examines how children and young people across the UK feel about their lives, examining trends in wellbeing and happiness over time.
Key findings for the year’s report include a decrease in children’s overall happiness, with figures showing happiness to be the lowest since 2010. Interestingly, the report also finds that the gap between girls and boys is becoming narrower with girls becoming increasingly unhappy in their overall lives.
The report found that the problems facing children in the UK include: worrying about crime, living in a family struggling to pay bills and not having enough emotional support at home. The report concludes that government cuts are having a damaging effect on children and young people’s wellbeing.