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Our latest survey

For the start of BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal, we commissioned a Censuswide poll which has shed light on the impact of the past eighteen months on the lives of children and young people across the UK. The survey also offers insight into how positive children and young people feel about their futures and explores issues relating to poverty, disability and mental health.

Our survey found…

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73% of parents worry about the impact of the pandemic on their children. In addition, 73% of parents believe children and young people will be worse off in general as a result of the pandemic

1 in 3 children feel their lives have gotten worse over the past eighteen months (33%)

1 in 3 children and young people...

Often feel sad

Often feel anxious

Often feel worried about their future

Two-thirds of parents (67%) believe it is difficult to get support for children’s mental health issues at the present time.

Nearly 1 in 3 families (30%) do not have any savings in case of an emergency or an unexpected bill or expense

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