14 June 2012
Today’s new child poverty figures confirm that while the ambitious target for 2010 was not reached, it drove forward major progress reducing child poverty across all measures: absolute poverty reduced by more than half (from 3.4 million children to 1.4 million children since 1999); relative poverty reduced by 1.1 million children (from 3.4 million to 2.3 million since 1999); material deprivation reduced by 300,000 children (from 2.2 million to 1.9 million since 2005).
31 May 2012
While it is true that poverty is often associated with a range of other Bad Things, from stressed out families to poor grades at school and that causation can work both ways, this does not mean that they are the exact same problems.
Many different groups of migrant children may be at particular risk of poor health and limited access to healthcare.
The physical health of children today is arguably the best it has been since the Second World War, with their environments and nutrition substantially improved.
The wellbeing and behaviour of young people have recently attracted more than the usual negative attention from the media, policy and law.