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.

Child Health Profiles

Public Health, assisted by Business Intelligence, within Lancashire County Council have created MSOA-cluster* child health profiles (CHPs).

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.…

Good Childhood

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…

Youth Social Action in the UK 2015

Youth Social Action in the UK - A face-to-face survey of 10-20 year olds in the UK.

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

Change4Life: evidence review on physical activity in children

Rapid evidence review on the effect of physical activity participation among children aged 5 to 11 years. Public Health England July 2015

Generation Inactive

An analysis of the UK's childhood inactivity epidemic and tangible solutions to get children moving

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.

Young People's Socialisation into Sport

This paper explores young people’s (9 to 15 years old) early socialisation into sport.

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.


The report looks at participation in sport and physical activity in England, focusing particularly on young people.

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.

PE and Sport Survey

The surveys aimed to collect information about participation in PE and out of hours school sport, and took place between 2003/04 and 2009/10.

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.

The Inactivity Time Bomb

‘The Inactivity Time Bomb’ is a report published by national sports charity, StreetGames and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr)

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.

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