The Children's Society is making the headlines today with the publication of The Good Childhood Report 2012. This new research details the results of interviews with over 30,000 children aged 8-16, and investigates what factors are important in determining a child's happiness and wellbeing. The overall findings from the survey cover many different areas, though many media outlets have chosen to focus on the angle that almost one in ten children consider themsleves to be unhappy.
To read the full version of The Good Childhood Report 2012, click here. For an overview of its findings a summary version is also available, and a further publication entitled Promoting Positive Well-Being for Children, which contains advice for policy-makers is also available.