Charities should make it a priority to ensure they share their knowledge and experience with the public, according to the chief executive of the Children's Society.
The charity published a Penguin paperback book on 2 February based on its research report The Good Childhood Inquiry.
Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the charity, said it wanted to make sure the lessons it had learned from the research were targeted at parents and teachers as well as by policymakers.
"We were conscious that if you want the public to hear what you're trying to say, you need to produce something that isn't a thick academic thesis," he said.
"Charities have an enormous wealth of knowledge that we share among ourselves, but we don't share that learning with the public as well as we should."