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Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) is the national longitudinal study of children and young people.

This important survey gathers data on the issues facing children and young people today.

The GUI Cohort ’24 Pilot will begin in October 2023. It is the first time since 2008 that GUI will select new families and children to be interviewed.

Participation in the pilot is of great importance as it will help us understand what kinds of questions should be asked to give the best possible information.

In the pilot survey, you'll be asked questions about what life is like for your child and family. This will include questions about services for families such as health, childcare, and supports for parents.

The information we gain from the GUI Cohort ’24 survey will help to improve planning and decisions about services for children and their families such as yours.

How are you selected for the pilot survey?

For this survey, the CSO have selected a random sample of babies who are 9 months old at the time of the first interview.

How will you know if a child has been selected to take part in the pilot survey?

  • You will be first contacted by letter

  • A member of the field staff from the CSO will call to the selected child’s residence. All CSO field staff carry an official CSO identity card with their picture and contact details.

They can do the survey with you then and there or arrange a more suitable time with you.

Contact Details

Please don't hesitate to contact us, as outlined below, with any queries:

Amanda Quail
Tel: (+353) 21 453 5110

Learn more about taking part in CSO Surveys