The Good Childhood Report

This year’s report reveals that too many young people are unhappy with their lives. 10% of the children aged 10-17 who completed the survey had low wellbeing, and almost a third were unhappy with at least one specific area of their lives.

The Good Childhood Report 2023 is the twelfth in The Children’s Society’s series of annual reports on the wellbeing of children in the UK. This year’s report presents the most recent trends in children’s subjective wellbeing. It takes a closer look at those children who score low on these measures, and the characteristics and experiences which may account for their responses.

In view of the broad range of social issues currently affecting life in the UK, the report further explores children’s feelings about the future and their sense of safety in different settings and situations.

Key findings from this year’s report: