The 2010 Every Child Matters (ECM) Report is now available.
This report arises from a survey of children and young people in primary and secondary schools – years 4, 6, 8 and 10 (aged 8-15) in Bristol conducted in the summer of 2010, following earlier surveys in 2008 and 2009.
It was commissioned by Bristol Primary Care Trust and delivered in partnership with Bristol City Council. The survey was designed by advisers in Bristol in collaboration with local teachers and SHEU (The Schools Health Education Unit)
The completed sample size in the target year groups was 4049, which is about a quarter of the total available sample. 50 primary schools and 13 secondary schools took part in the survey from the 110 primary and 20 secondary schools in Bristol.
The report contains some headline data that is disseminated into several demographic groupings but for the most part the information provided is broken down by year group and gender.
Statistical findings from the 2010 report show encouraging trends emerging in our schools:
- Secondary pupils in Bristol in 2010 are more likely to say that they are aware of a local drug/alcohol advice service for young people (27%) than were those in the same schools in 2009 (17%), and 2008 (23%).
- Secondary pupils in Bristol in 2010 are more likely to say that they do not drink alcohol (48%) than were those in the same schools in 2009 (40%).
- Secondary pupils in Bristol in 2010 are more likely to score in the top bracket of self-esteem scores (40%) than were those in 2009 (36%).
Further information can be found on the following topics:
- Healthy Weight (Healthy Eating & Physical Activity)
- Substance Misuse (Alcohol, Smoking, Illegal Drugs)
- Emotional Health & Wellbeing
- Sexual Health
- Health & Hygiene
- School Attitudes & Experiences
- Economic Wellbeing
- Leisure Activities
- Active Involvement
Similar school based survey evidence, the ‘Tell Us’ reports, can also be found here.