Children in north ‘being left behind’, children’s commissioner warns

Government efforts to boost the economy in the north of England should include action to stop children and young people being left behind their peers across the rest of the country, the children’s commissioner for England has said.

 

Anne Longfield has warned that too many children in the north are facing a “double whammy” of entrenched deprivation and poor schools. Picture: Alex Deverill

The call comes in Growing Up North, a new report by Anne Longfield that identifies the extent to which the north’s 3.6 million children are falling behind their peers in London.

The full article can be found on this link to Children and Young People Now

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