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. It was conducted between 7 January and 7 February 2013. In total 108 responses were received.

Key findings

  • The three most commonly chosen services/things that respondents identified as the most important to them were secondary education (65%), children's social care (52%) and children with special educational needs (46%). 
  • The three most commonly chosen services/things that respondents identified as the least important to them were roads and bridges (49%), Welfare Rights (44%) and waste management (32%).
  • The three places where the largest proportion of respondents said they feel safe are their home (98% feel safe), at school (86% feel safe), and at a youth centre (85% feel safe).
  • The three places where the largest proportion of respondents said they feel unsafe are parks (38%), the town centre closest to them (31%) and the street or streets closest to their house (22%).
  • Respondents said that crime and anti-social behaviour (27%) and bullying (23%) are what they worry about most in terms of staying safe.
  • Over two fifths of respondents said that over the last 12 months, they had given unpaid help to someone who was not a relative (44%).
  • Just less than half of respondents who had given unpaid help over the last 12 months said they had done so at least once a week (44%).
  • Respondents were asked which three activities, from a list, they would most like to do in their free time that they don't currently do. The most common responses were play sport (37%), listen to and/or play music (35%) and attend youth clubs/groups (35%).
  • Nearly three quarters of respondents said that they feel positive about the future (72%), only about one in every twenty respondents said they feel quite negative (6%) and no respondents said that they feel very negative.
  • Over two thirds of respondents think that people from different backgrounds get on well in their area (70%). No respondents think that people from different backgrounds do not get on at all in their area.

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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