The Wiltshire Children and Young People’s (8 to 18+ years) Health and Wellbeing Survey aims to develop a better understanding of Wiltshire’s children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school.
The survey helps schools to identify areas for improvement and to provide evidence that will influence future services provided by Wiltshire Council and their partners that improve the health and wellbeing of our young people. It was commissioned by Wiltshire Council and carried out by Foster and Brown Research Limited.
The 2021 survey was carried out in 77 schools and colleges across Wiltshire, and 7,499 pupils completed the survey from year groups 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12. The questions covered a wide range of aspects, these were healthy lifestyles, learning experience, relationships, wellbeing, safety, aspirations and support requirements.
An overview report and 5 thematic reports covering emotional health, risky behaviours, healthy lifestyles, feelings of safety and school experience have been published alongside infographic summaries (previews below). Full versions of these are available to download, found on the right hand side. Previous reports from the 2017 survey are also available.