The Children’s Society has produced their Good Childhood report for 2017, showing the scale of disadvantage in the UK. Looking at the number of children facing neglect, the fears and problems that children live with day by day, and the funding gap between local authorities’ funding available, and the scale of the problem they have to tackle.

The full report is available to download, and a summary has also been produced with the headline findings.

  • 200,000 children aged 10-17 experiencing emotional neglect
  • A third of families struggling to pay bills
  • 2.2 million children living in fear of crime