We often look to see how groups of vulnerable young people are doing relative to their peers in our data sets.
We were recently prompted to look at young people who are young carers, who have special educational needs, who are attending PRUs, and who are in Special Schools. The numbers from PRUs and Special Schools who completed any of our questionnaires are small, and they may not have answered the same set of questions, so this analysis is rather patchy.
In 2006, we were asked by Stonewall, the lesbian and gay lobbying organisation, to host an online survey about homophobic bullying.
Over 1145 young people from across the UK took part in the survey.
The key findings were:
"Over the last twenty years you have achieved much. The surveys and subsequent reports have painted the clearest picture we have of what young people are doing and what they think." OFSTED 1998
"Brilliant - thank you Angela. As always you and your team are so proficient at getting our requests dealt with so promptly - it is a real pleasure to work with such a great organisation."
Health Improvement Adviser
"We have never consulted our young people like this before. The survey makes a great contribution to our 'best value' planning." Sports Development Officer
Sports Development Officer
"Please send an additional copy of our report - it is the most requested and borrowed item in the whole library." Health Promotion Unit
Health Promotion Unit
"I really appreciate the professional service which SHEU offers. We have had a great experience working with Angela on the school surveys."
Health Improvement Specialist
"I have never looked at myself in this way before." Pupil
"Thank you very much, David, for another excellent survey. We look forward to receiving our reports."
Healthy Schools Co-ordinator
"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005
"Every school involved in the National Healthy School programme should start with an HRBQ survey." Health Education Co-ordinator
Health Education Co-ordinator
(Our) Senior team were very enthused with the rich source of data provided within the reports (and thought that the analyses including within the appendices section of the main reports were really interesting).
Health Improvement Specialist (Children, Schools and Families)