Greater Manchester Family Survey (Children under 5)

Closed 25 Nov 2022

Opened 14 Oct 2022


This survey has been designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and ten local authorities that form the Greater Manchester city region: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

The purpose of the survey is to hear from parents/carers of children under the age of 5 about their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of lockdown and social distancing on their child(ren) and family. Studies have shown that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on the development and wellbeing of young children and babies, as well as impacting on parental wellbeing due to the pressures of lockdowns and social distancing.

The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete and all answers are anonymous.

If you have more than one child under the age of 5, please answer for both children when filling out the survey. If you have more than one child, but some are aged 5 or above, please only give answers for your children that are under the age of 5.

The survey will ask questions about your child’s development, as well as access to support services and childcare. Providing information in response to any survey question is entirely voluntary and respondents can withdraw their consent at any point whilst completing the survey. The answers provided will be used only for the purposes of analysis and all responses will be treated as confidential.


  • General public


  • Combined Authority
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Education
  • Healthy lives and quality care
  • Young people