Children England provides a wide range of support to voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and families.
We should be wondering whether we’ve got the democratic structures children and young people need and want to participate in. What kind of example is the government setting by rejecting votes on national issues for 16 year olds?
Absolute poverty’s gone up and GDP’s gone up. The two measures both tell us something important, but neither tells us everything we need to know if we are to hold government to account for their policies, nor indeed if we are to redouble our efforts on child poverty.
Removing children from harmful situations is of utmost importance, but our efforts must not end there. A new vision is needed for children in care.