Children denied basic things they need to develop and thrive

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England’s (CRAE) annual assessment of what life is like for children in England has found that increasing numbers of children have been let down in 2016. Drawing on hundreds of sources and responses to Freedom of Information requests, the report finds that the UK is not doing enough to prioritise children, and that they are bearing the brunt of welfare cuts. Findings include vulnerable children not being cared for properly during a mental health crisis, and poor treatment when in contact with the police.

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