Coram comments on Children's Commissioner report on vulnerable children

Published: Tuesday 4th July 2017

Coram comments on a new report released today by the Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, which highlights the scale of vulnerability of children in England.

Commenting on the report by the Children’s Commissioner which found that almost 700,000 children are living in families that have vulnerabilities, Dr Carol Homden, CBE said:

“This report shines a light on the vast numbers of vulnerable children that exist in the UK.  As the oldest children’s charity we know that this is a long-standing problem.  It is unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of children are still living in situations where they are unable to thrive because of the corrosive effects of the issues faced by adults around them. 

Achieving change requires both collective and individual action to ensure that families can access a consistently high level of support and that greater emphasis is given to children’s rights and timescales.”

Download the full report here