Growing Up North Report
Anne Longfield OBE, Children’s Commissioner of England, has launched the final report from her Growing Up North project. The report lays out the challenges facing children in the North today. It also shows that, unless we act decisively now, the gap between children in the North and those in London is likely to grow over the next fifteen years.
Anne Longfield said: “Addressing this will not be easy, but in completing this project I am confident it can be done – because I have seen enough examples across the North, including in the most deprived areas, where it is being done. The challenge is to learn from these successes, and embed this good practice across an area, throughout a child’s life. The most important aspect of this is getting support to the children who need it most.
I want us all to demand more for the children living in entrenched disadvantaged in the North. I want to work with you to make an ambitious case for more investment in support for disadvantaged children and their schools. I believe that with work together to raise achievement, opportunities and job prospects.”
The report and accompanying research can be found on the Children’s Commissioner’s website.