What information does Understanding Society collect from young people?
The young people's part of Understanding Society is a self-completion questionnaire which is completed confidentially once a young person's parent or carer has give permission for them to be part of the survey. The questionnaire asks them about their family relationships and home life, about how they see themselves as a person and how they feel about different aspects of their life. We ask about their school life, homework, any paid jobs that they have and their plans for the future. Also included are questions on their health and wellbeing.
You can find the youth questionnaire here.
When a young person becomes aged 16 they move onto the adult survey.
What about younger children?
Parents or carers answer questions in the adult survey on the younger children in their care. Questions ask about parenting style, child development, child care and their children's health.