mardi 3 juillet 2018

Risks to children 'the biggest social justice challenge of our time'

Children’s commissioner seeks more help for young people in vulnerable family situations

The children’s commissioner for England has said the risks faced by deprived young people are “the biggest social justice challenge of our time”, after publishing research that suggests one in six minors live in families affected by parental addiction, mental illness or domestic violence.

Anne Longfield said that of the estimated 2.1 million children in England in vulnerable family situations, as many as 1.6 million were “invisible” to a social support system that effectively ignored them until their problems escalated to crisis point, at which they risked being taken into care.

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from Children | The Guardian

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