Child poverty in Britain is causing social apartheid

Research released from the National Children’s Bureau this week has found that significantly more children are growing up in relative poverty today than when they carried out their seminal study ‘Born to Fail?’ in 1969.

The report found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to achieve a good level of development at age 4 than children from more affluent families and that children living in deprived areas are much more likely to experience unintentional injury in the home. NCB are calling for urgent action from the government to address these inequalities.

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