NI Executive Children and Young People’s Strategy 3 Year Delivery Plan - consultation response

In 2021 the Department of Education published the overarching 10 Year Children and Young People’s Strategy (2020 – 2030) on behalf of the NI Executive. Subsequently, in 2022, the Executive produced an initial draft three Year Delivery Plan (2021-24) and published for public consultation.

Response to the Poverty and Inequality Commission advice on the Scottish government’s child poverty plan

On Tuesday 25 January 2022, the Poverty and Inequality Commission published its advice to the Scottish Government on the Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26. The report concludes that child poverty isn’t reducing in Scotland; in fact, it remains at much the same level as before the Child Poverty Act...

RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.