Children in UK least happy they have been in a decade, says report

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Charity describes finding that 200,000 are not content with their lives as ‘national scandal’

Childhood happiness has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, with more than 200,000 children unhappy with their lives, according to a report.

For the first time since it was launched in 2009-10, the annual Good Childhood report found overall contentment among 10- to 15-year-olds has dipped below eight on a scale of one to 10. It now stands at 7.89 on average, down from a high of 8.21 in 2011, at a time when adult wellbeing is improving.

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