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Evidently UK Government has ‘done nothing’ to address these issues and apparently parents have ‘no responsibility’ for the health & welfare of THEIR children!

The UK is lagging behind other rich countries in reducing inequality in child well-being, with concerning gaps in health, education, and income, according to a new report from Unicef.   Report Card 13 reveals just how far the most disadvantaged children in the UK are being left to fall behind.

One of the key areas of concern is the disparity in healthy behaviours among children. Of all the countries studied, the UK has the largest difference in the levels of healthy eating (consumption of fruit & vegetables) between children from low & high socio-economic status, along with one of the largest gaps in the levels of physical activity.

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Unicef:  UK risks leaving poorest children behind

Evidently it’s not just little girls that are made of ‘sugar & spice and all things nice’

Make children exercise at school?

Making it easier to eat healthily

Everyone should know the ‘basics’ after 10+ years of formal education

Reading this report, something doesn't add up

"Shocking fall" in GCSE performance for pupils on free school meals in Reading

LGA - 2,500 academies yet to sign up to healthy school meal standards

Furthering children’s rights

Young Start awards help young Scots reach their potential

New figures show school attendance at highest recorded level

Pupils from less well-off backgrounds are closing the gap with their class mates

One year of free school meals

More disadvantaged children staying in education after 18

North-South divide hits young children as early as 5 – IPPR North report

IFS - No magic bullet in London schools' success. Just years of steady improvements in quality

Funding for disadvantaged pupils

Nick Gibb: the social justice case for an academic curriculum

Childhood obesity demands bold Government action committee report finds

Editorial Note:  Perhaps we should divert some of the £bns of UK Foreign Aid to improve the lives of UK children if the situation is as bad as they say?  Pity they didn’t consult our database to see what UK government(s) have already done / tried before writing report!

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