Children & Young People Insight

Children & Young People Insight

Updated November 2022

When planning a project or service delivery for children and young people, we can help you.

From understanding what motivates kids to be active, to planning your project delivery, the below insight will help you to understand the complex relationships young people have with sport and physical activity, and what factors of their lifestyles can impact this.

If you need help with understanding or finding more insight on children and young people, get in touch.

What are you looking for?


Active Lives Survey: Latest Children and Young People Report

The following Active Lives Survey report summarises the activity levels of 5 to 16-year olds.

Older Active Lives Survey reports can be found on our Sport England insight page.

For a breakdown of the following results and what they mean, check out our Active Lives Children’s Survey page. Alternatively, for more information on the Active Lives Survey from Sport England, click here.


Children’s Free School Meal Prevalence Map

Children growing up in poverty or areas of deprivation are less likely to be active, and are therefore at greater risk of poorer health outcomes than children from more affluent areas. 

The following map shows the percentage of children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) across Norfolk. This can be used to help you identify and target areas with higher levels of children experiencing deprivation. 

What does the map tell us?

  • The number of children eligible for free school meals has increased in 2021 and 2022.
  • It currently equates to around 1 in 4 children in Norfolk.
  • The number of children eligible in Norwich and Great Yarmouth is significantly higher.

The map is created using anonymous data provided by Norfolk County Council and is updated each half term with the date last updated listed at the bottom making it a very reliable source of insight.


Insight and Strategy

Below are various pieces of research undertaken to explore the potential for sport to play a greater role in children and young peoples’ lives.


COVID-19

Young people have felt the impact of the pandemic. These reports aim to analyse the impact of the pandemic on children and young people, and also what we can do to help them back to a more normal way of life.