The Report Card finds that the UK has the third from lowest child life satisfaction out of 37 countries. Dr Gwyther Rees the main author said "The UK doesn't do well either on academic or social skills. Yet the UK has all the general ingredients for good child well-being - top third of countries for the three aspects of context - economic, society and environment. But it is doing less well for child-specific policies.
For social policy it has above-average and increasing child poverty, it also ranks poorly on family policy (parental leave and childcare). For health policy: measles immunization is lower than average, below herd immunity levels and falling. Given its good context and wealth, it could really be doing a lot better with child-specific policies of this kind."