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  • The majority of parents or carers agree that their child is physically healthy (58%). The majority also agree that those physical needs are being met (61%). These figures are almost identical to those recorded in 2021.
  • 54% of parents or carers agree that their child is experiencing mental ill-health with only 23% agreeing that those needs are being met. This is a deterioration of the 2021 situation where 55% were experiencing mental ill-health but 34% of those felt their needs were being met.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is physically healthy?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ | 2023 (156) | 2021 (264)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 14% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 44% agree, 17% neither agree nor disagree, 15% disagree and 10% strongly disagree.
In the 2021 sample 13% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 46% agree, 22% neither agree nor disagree, 14% disagree and 6% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's physical health needs are being met?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ | 2023 (155) | 2021 (263)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 11% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 50% agree, 18% neither agree nor disagree, 16% disagree and 5% strongly disagree.
In the 2021 sample 12% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 50% agree, 20% neither agree nor disagree, 12% disagree and 6% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is experiencing mental ill-health?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ | 2023 (150) | 2021 (263)

This chart shows that: In the 2023 sample 24% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 30% agree, 20% neither agree nor disagree, 20% disagree and 6% strongly disagree.
In the 2021 sample 21% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 34% agree, 25% neither agree nor disagree, 13% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's mental health needs are being met?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ | 2023 (143) | 2021 (263)

This chart shows: In the 2023 sample 3% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 20% agree, 29% neither agree nor disagree, 24% disagree and 23% strongly disagree.
In the 2021 sample 8% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 26% agree, 32% neither agree nor disagree, 21% disagree and 14% strongly disagree.