The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has published a report highlighting the inequalities faced by children located in the north of England, compared to those elsewhere in the country. Findings include: the Covid-19 pandemic has further worsened poor outcomes for children located in the north of England; a child of the north has a 27% chance of living in poverty, compared to 20% in the rest of England; and children in the north missed more schooling in lockdown than their peers in other regions. Recommendations include: increase government investment in welfare, health and social care systems that support children’s health in the north of the country; and prioritise support to deprived localities by increasing the spending available to schools serving the most disadvantaged pupils in England.
Read the press release: Report paints a stark picture of inequality for children in the north
Download the report: Child of the north – building a fairer future after COVID-19 (PDF)
Date: 07 December 2021