2.3 million children are living with risk because of a vulnerable family background.
829,000 children are “invisible” – not known to services.
1,032,898 children with self reported mental health or emotional issues.
805,738 children have been bullied in the last 12 months (aged 12 to 17).
The school you go to, the area you grow up in, and your socioeconomic background largely determine what types of activities are available outside the classroom.
Extra-curricular activities are associated with a range of other positive outcomes (e.g. achievement, attendance at school).
Household income is by far the most important factor driving gaps in participation.
Child poverty estimates tend to be the highest in large cities, particularly London, Birmingham and Greater Manchester.
Child poverty in the UK is rising.
The income of the UK’s poorest families has been hit by severe real-term cuts in benefit levels and by higher housing costs. COVID-19 is making things worse.
Children’s Commissioner Report
Social Mobility Commission Report
UK Child Povery Index Statistics
We can’t deliver our objectives on our own and rely on a number of organisations to support us and invest in us. We owe a big thanks to our friends:
Jenny Wren – our wonderfully talented illustrator of the Tingalings™ : www.jennywrendrew.com
Rich Phillips – our video maestro : www.richphillipsphotography.co.uk
Chris White – our branding genius : www.design-factory.co.uk
Jon Honeyford – our co-working buddy : www.oomphdesign.co.uk