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afchildhood posted: ” Covid-19 has uncovered entrenched health inequalities; hobbling UK children even prior to birth and creating a ‘twin-track childhood’ on course to derail a post-pandemic recovery unless children are placed at the heart of it.This is the view of ‘The Earl” Alliance for Childhood

Children’s Alliance report on early years

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Jul 27

Covid-19 has uncovered entrenched health inequalities; hobbling UK children even prior to birth and creating a ‘twin-track childhood’ on course to derail a post-pandemic recovery unless children are placed at the heart of it.
This is the view of ‘The Early Years’: a Report developed by 31 academics, voluntary sector and childcare professionals and published today by The Children’s Alliance.

Honorary President, Baroness (Frances) De Souza said:
‘I’m delighted to welcome ‘The Early Years’ – the first in a quartet of ‘Children’s Alliance’ Reports. This is where we must start if the Government’s aim of ‘levelling up’ post-pandemic is to be realised.

The inequalities besetting our very youngest children do not owe their origin to Covid-19 – but the pandemic has opened our eyes to them. This Report and its successors on Physical Health, Mental Health and Family and Community will prove that need for a Cabinet Minister for Children is irrefutable if ‘the right to thrive’ is to be enjoyed by all UK citizens .’

Using the most up-to-date references, the Report presents the current picture of family life post-Covid across a range of child wellbeing indicators.

Parliamentary briefings

Our most recent newsletters can be found below, listed by date. As we continue, this list will be updated with new content. Additionally, we will be working to create an archive of historical newsletters that will be available as well.

August 2022 – Find out about the Changing Face of Early Child following the Nuffield Foundation report and the issues being met by Early Years Providers as a result of the pandamic

July 2022 – Read our latest Mental Health Report which supports our Call for a Cabinet Minister for Children

June 2022 – Obesity and Nutrition is the core theme for our newsletter caused by the delay to the plans to outlaw multi-buy deals – find out more!

May 2022 – This issue includes reports on children in care and children in custody, black children and punishment, and an open consultation on mental health.

April 2022 – Much to read here about the success of our online petition, physical education in schools, and online safety.

March 2022 – Including information on mental health, education, equal pay, obesity and sexual exploitation.

February 2022 – Focusing on inequality and poverty, online harm, safeguarding, nutrition, the importance of play, and more.

January 2022 – Including information on mental health, children in care, key data on young people, and news from the devolved nations.

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