Since 2009 children and young people have become increasingly unhappy. Based on the latest figures around a quarter of a million children are unhappy with their lives, with factors like friends, school and appearance all playing a role.
The authors of the document are calling on the Government to introduce national measurement of well-being for all children aged 11-18 to be undertaken through schools and colleges once a year. This would enable the experiences of young people to be recorded and issues acted upon for future generations.
The Good Childhood Report 2019 is the eighth in an annual series and alongside the latest trends in children’s well-being, also looks at family, financial circumstance, multiple disadvantage and what children and young people think about the future.