Why should I take part?

By taking part in Child of the New Century, you’re helping to make life better for young people your age, as well as for future generations.

Politicians, teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and others use findings from the study to improve services and policies to help young people.

It’s your story and only you can tell it. We’ve been following you since you were 9 months old and we really want to keep hearing from you as you grow up.

You’re unique and the picture isn’t complete without you. If you choose not to take part, we can’t replace you with anyone else.

It’s important that we understand what life is like for all different kinds of young people – from different parts of the country, different family backgrounds, different ethnicities, etc. That’s why we need as many of you as possible to keep taking part – each and every one of you brings something new to the story.