Action for Children response to Social Mobility Commission report

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns / Wednesday 28 June 2017 / Government spending Early intervention
In response to tomorrow’s Social Mobility Commission report, head of policy and research at Action for Children, Eleanor Briggs, said:

"Sadly, as they walk into school on their first day, more than half of children from low-income families in this country are already on the back foot. 

"Being behind their peers in basic communication and social skills is a disadvantage many will find difficult to overcome as they progress through school and into adult life.

"Without real leadership and a rethinking of how we invest in the earliest years this cycle of deprivation and inequality will continue for generations to come."

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