The Big Ask – Survey for children and young people aged 4–17
The Big Ask is a 10 minute survey for children and young people, parents, carers and people who work with children to help identify their priorities for improving childhood post-Covid.
The survey is running until May 19 and its results will form the foundations of a Children’s Commissioner’s Childhood Commission, which will culminate in the final report later this year. Public and voluntary service including schools are being asked to support the endeavour. The survey can be used during classes and assemblies and it is available via the Oak National Academy.
The survey is accompanied by an online assembly/ introduction by footballer turned education and poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford. The survey is anonymous and does not ask children to submit any directly identifiable information. The questions are tailored by age and cover topics such as how happy children are with aspects of their lives, including friendships, education, play, family and health. It also asks about what they think is important for their future.