Inequalities

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Poverty &Us

Parents, carers and young people from a temporary accommodation hostel in London took part in a session in October 2017 to think about how poverty impacts on their physical and emotional health. The following comments are from their workshop and presentation to healthcare professionals.
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Our work to reduce child poverty

The impacts of poverty on children’s health are being felt on the frontline, and things appear to be getting worse. We work with a range of organisations to put pressure on decision makers to reduce the number of children in poverty.
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Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight reversed in the UK between 1953 and 2015

Since the post-war period, socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight have reversed in the UK – with disadvantaged children originally being more likely to be thinner than more advantaged children, but now typically being more likely to be overweight or obese, according to an observational stud...
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New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health

According to a new international analysis looking at child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries, published today by the RCPCH and the Nuffield Trust, child health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries.