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FAB Research (from 2014)

Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Survey

All Wiltshire schools and colleges are invited to take part in the 2017 survey, which is now open and runs from January until March 2017.

Over 100 schools are taking part this year and have now been sent log in details and a PowerPoint to introduce the survey to pupils.

It's not too late to sign up.

Details of how to sign up and book for a briefing event here

This online survey has been developed by Foster and Brown (FAB) Research in partnership with Wiltshire Council.

Wiltshire surveys for primary, secondary and 16+ students, are offered to pupils in years 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12, including all pupils in FE settings. 

The survey provides a comprehensive picture of the needs of children and young people across the whole of Wiltshire providing important data showing behaviour change of children aged 8 through to 16+.

The data, provided at school and county level, will not only provide useful evidence for Ofsted but enable schools to more effectively develop their PSHE Education curriculum and effectively target and monitor their Healthy Schools work.

The information will also be used by Wiltshire Council to inform strategic planning across the County and by the School Nursing Service to ensure that it is targeting support where it is most needed.

During 2015 nearly 7,000 Wiltshire children and young people took part in the survey which provided a powerful pupil voice telling us about the lives they lead, their daily habits, their fears and aspirations.

Participating Wiltshire schools have been provided with online access to their data, which they can compare with the county sample. A series of briefing sessions, following the survey, helped schools to access and analyse the data.

Key findings (2015)

A series of themed summaries were released during 2016:

Questions asked include school experience and engagement, sleep behaviour, sociability, stress, self harm, internet safety, drug use and future prospects for older pupils and students.

Overall findings from the survey are positive; pupils are generally happy, report that they can eat healthy food at home, they take part in over 4 hours of physical activity a week, schools are dealing quite well with bullying. Most children and young people have never smoked, drunk alcohol or taken drugs. However the data also highlights aspects of concern and outcomes are significantly poorer for vulnerable groups.