Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport: Headline findings from the 2008/09 Taking Part child survey
Data from the 2008/09 Taking Part child survey produced by DCMS were released on 29 October 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Last release date:
29 October 2009
September 2008 to August 2009
Next release date:
Headline findings and interim progress DSO1 baselines will be published in autumn 2010
The Taking Part survey collects data about engagement and non-engagement in culture, leisure and sport. The survey includes a child interview for those households containing at least one child aged 5 to 15. In 2008/09, 2,622 interviews were conducted with children in this age group.
The report begins by looking at the number of sectors in which children participate and the levels of participation within each sector. It then presents further detail and selected findings from the cultural and sporting sectors. It also looks at variations across a number of population sub groups.
The Department has a series of Departmental Strategic Objectives (DSOs). Within DSO1: Opportunity, two of the aims relate to child participation. These are:
- Increasing the proportion of children and young people participating in culture
- Increasing the proportion of children and young people participating in high quality PE and sport
The second part of the report presents baselines for the cultural and sporting offer for children and young people as part of these objectives. The measures that will be used to assess performance for these aims are outline in the technical note.
Interim progress will be assessed in autumn 2009 with the final assessment published in autumn 2010.
Link to report:
The accompanying Technical Note sets out how DCMS will measure progress against the aims of DSO:1 for child participation in culture and sport. It includes details on the scope, measurement and reporting on the aims of the objective and full definitions of participation for each sector.
The document below contains a list of Ministers and Officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Taking Part child survey data. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.
Taking Part Survey
These documents are available online in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
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