Research and analysis

Parental opinion survey 2010

The aim of this survey was to provide ministers with information about the opinions of parents on a range of issues relating to parenthood and the services they or their children use.


Parental opinion survey 2010

Parental opinion survey 2010: brief

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


As part of the previous government’s Parental Voice project, the then Department for Children, Schools and Families, commissioned TNS-BMRB to set up and co-ordinate the national Parental Opinion Survey and Parents’ Panel in 2008.

The aim of the survey was to provide Ministers with information about the opinions of parents on a range of issues focusing on their role as parents, and in particular their confidence as parents and their views about the services that they or their children use. The questionnaire and this report were structured around a series of parental confidence themes that were created by the former DCSF to provide guidance for this survey.

The survey was conducted between December 2009 and April 2010 and covered a representative sample of 2, 319 parents with resident or non-resident children aged 0 to 19 in England.

Published 26 November 2010