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The devastating impact of Covid and austerity on children in England

As children’s services leaders call for a national plan of action, we look at four key affected areas of policy

A wide-ranging national plan for childhood is needed in England to address the profound impacts on young people of austerity, poverty and the legacy of the pandemic, says the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.

Investment and reform across several overlapping services, from child mental health to early years support, is essential to transform lives, tackle widening social inequalities and secure the UK’s future prosperity, it says.

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