Barnardo’s have published a report on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on children and families in the UK. The report includes findings from a YouGov poll of 1,000 parents in England, Scotland and Wales and findings from a survey of 316 children aged 11 to 25 in the UK. Findings include: almost 1 in 3 parents said their child’s mental health had worsened due to rising costs of living; and additional financial pressures were impacting parent’s mental health and capacity to support their children. Recommendations include that the UK government should publish an annual report and an action plan on reducing child poverty.
Date: 09 March 2023