In the ‘Average’ Classroom of 30 Children…

3 children would be living with limiting long-term conditions 8 children have a parent with mental health problems and 1 child would be living in a household where both parents have serious mental health problems 3 children would have relatively serious mental health issues themselves 1 child would be caring for their parents or siblings…Read moreRead more

More than 1.5m Children in Unsupported Families with Complex Needs

There are an estimated 1.6 million children in families in England with complex needs for which there is no national established, recognised form of support according to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.  That includes, for example, children in families in which parents have mental health issues, or are facing domestic violence, or are living in…Read moreRead more

More than 1 in 4 Children May be Disabled by Poverty…

More than a quarter of children in the UK are affected by family poverty.  That means missing out on things other children may take for granted – warm homes, new clothes, school trips, having friends over for tea; and they are more vulnerable to social exclusion.  They do less well at school and earn less as adults. …Read moreRead more

Child poverty makes mental illness more likely

11 year olds from the lowest income families are 4.5 times more likely to experience severe mental health problems when compared to those from the highest income families. See the Mental Health Foundation’s Fundamental Facts  @mentalhealth (more…)

Quarter of Girls at Depressed at 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool looked at information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study.  Based on the 14-year-olds reporting…Read moreRead more

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more