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This new and expanded report contains a unique collection of
evidence on child well-being across the UK. It is an invaluable
source of information for anyone working with children in the
and Emese Mayhew, with a team of
researchers at the University of York, have analysed data on 12
key areas of children's lives.
The report shows improvements in some areas of childrens
lives, but a significant deterioration in others.
Author Jonathan Bradshaw from the University of York said:
Child well-being is improving. Educational attainment is
higher, child poverty rates are declining steadily and there are
some signs that youth crime is decreasing. However, there is cause
for concern in other areas. The UK continues to have the highest
number of children in workless households in the EU, school exclusions
are increasing and homelessness for families with children seems
to be going up. More needs to be done to monitor the well-being
of children in the UK and especially we need a national survey
The key findings are available from the summary of the book.
It contains a table that tells you at a glance which areas of
children's lives are improving, remaining static or deteriorating.