Action for Children responds to the Queen’s Speech
In response to today’s Queen’s Speech, director of policy and campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:
“We won’t be able to ‘Build Back Better’ if the generation that will be the foundation for the future is weakened by poverty and a mental health crisis.
"We won’t be able to level up if life chances are pushed down by deepening inequalities exposed by the pandemic.
"We won’t recover as a society, unless we put all our efforts into providing greater support and investment in children.
"This generation of children have had their childhoods and life chances damaged and disrupted by the pandemic. So, it is disappointing to see so little detail of greater support for children in the Government’s plans.
"Now is the time for the government to step up and stop sweeping children’s needs under the carpet.”
Notes to editor
- Action for Children protects and supports vulnerable children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. With 476 services in communities across the country, the charity helps more than 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers a year. actionforchildren.org.uk