Coram comments on Children's Commissioner 2018 Report into Childhood Vulnerability

Published: Wednesday 4th July 2018

The report by Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, found nearly one in six children are living in families with risks so serious that they need some level of help.

Dr Carol Homden CBE, CEO of Coram said:

“Since our work started in 1739 we have supported vulnerable children at serious risk and that this remains a significant issue today demonstrates the fundamental shift in social commitment that is required.

Children living in families with complex circumstances feel frightened and ignored. It is unacceptable that these vast numbers of 'invisible' children are left unable to thrive and reach their full potential. 

A determined effort is needed to ensure that families are able to access a consistently high level of support and that these children are given our full priority, with their rights and needs at the absolute forefront.”

The report can be read here