Stitch in time
Early support for children means helping early enough to prevent crises, or stop problems arising in the first place. By reaching out early, we can reduce the number of neglected children, improve their health and boost their life chances.Action for Children, Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, NSPCC and Save the Children are calling on all political parties to make a commitment to shift the emphasis of public services to early support. Learn more here.
Child sexual exploitation
The Prime Minister has announced new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation at a Downing Street summit. A ‘national response’ report sets out the government’s measures.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said that child health should be put at the forefront of the general election. It said there was large public support for junk food advertising bans, cooking lessons in school and lowering speed limits.