Getting children and young people active is one of our priority areas; here you can find research and insight that can help to inform how to; get children and young people active and keep them active.
Satellite Clubs 16/17 (Year 4) Summary
A large part of this success has been down to you, our Satellite Clubs, including all the lead contacts, coaches and instructors, volunteers and participants. We're extremely grateful for all the hard work you have contributed to make Satellite Clubs a success across Lancashire. In 2016/17, 31 new Satellite Clubs have been created with over 500 unique participants attending these sessions. Of the …
State of Child Health Report
State of Child Health Report' published in Jan 2017 by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The report states 'childhood health is in jeopardy due to the alarming gap between the rich and the poor.' The top headlines include: 1. We are making progress, but slower than other countriesOur children and young people's health has improved across most indicators in the past 10 to 20 years.…
This is the fifth in a series of annual Good Childhood Reports that The Children’s Society has produced in partnership with the University of York as part of a groundbreaking research programme into children’s well-being. This series refreshes our understanding of how good life is for our youngest citizens, from the viewpoint of children themselves. It provides the latest national stat…
Changing the Game for Girls: In Action
The Changing the Game for Girls: In Action pilot began in 2013, with funding support from the Department of Health. Over the course of the two year pilot, we helped 25 schools discover what their female students thought about PE and sport and what they wanted to change.
Under the Skin of Youth Personalities. Sport England (2016)
Many projects have aimed to increase the number of young people playing sport; a high proportion of young people regularly take part in sport, but the rate of participation has historically been fairly flat. What works and what research is there about how to motivate and influence this important age group?
What Works in Schools and Colleges to Increase Physical Activity? October 2015
A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners
Youth Insight. The challenge of growing youth participation in sport. Sport England (2014)
A 2014 Sport England review into young people's lives found sport needs to adapt how it presents itself to broaden its reach and increase the proportion of young people regularly participating.
Shout Out South Ribble
This project is part of an ongoing partnership between South Ribble Children's Trust and the Young People's Service, in particular South Ribble Youth Council. South Ribble Children's Trust feel that it's vital to involve young people in the planning of their work and priorities. This led the Trust, Young People's Service and South Ribble Youth Council to look at a mechanism for gathering young pe…
Participation in social, leisure and informal learning
This paper reports on the English results of a cross-national study of
young people from a public care background and their pathways to
education in Europe.
Gender differences in Sports
Physical education plays a central role in increasing the level and quality of physical activity, especially among young people, with a tendency to such a pattern of behaviour one day become life-style.
Scoping Exercise Into Young People’s Attitudes & Engagement In Sport
A scoping project to gain insight into how to increase participation in sport amongst young people in disadvantaged communities across England.
A summary of Lancashire's Children and Young People
There are approximately 280,000 children and young people in the county of Lancashire for whom the Children and Young People's plan is being developed.
Children and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators
This report describes a systematic review aiming to survey what is known about the barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity amongst children aged four to 10.
Teenage Kicks: The value of sport in tackling youth crime
One in five young people reports being involved in crime and antisocial behaviour, and there are around 75,000 new entrants into the youth justice system every year.
Urban Stars: Sport, crime prevention and community action
This report is the result of an 18-month research project exploring how the Urban Stars initiative seeks to achieve this aim with young people who are living in areas of high social deprivation and crime;
on the periphery of crime; or already in custody.
Children and young people survey
This research looked at children and young people's views on a range of topics that included crime, volunteering, what local services are important to them and what they do in their spare time.
Children and Young People in South Ribble
This study provided an excellent opportunity to understand what barriers are faced with regards to participation in sport and exercise by children and young people and to recognise how such barriers can be overcome.