Research and analysis

The Children's Happiness Scale

Scale and data for children in care, receiving social-care support, and living away from home in boarding or other residential schools or colleges.


The Children's Happiness Scale

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The children’s happiness scale is based on children’s views and judgements. Children made 100 statements about feeling happy or unhappy. Then children and young people used a rating scale to judge how happy or unhappy they thought a child saying each of the statements would be. This led to 20 statements being chosen to make the scale.

Published 15 July 2014