Backing the future: Why investing in children is good for us all

Backing the future, written in partnership with the New Economics Foundation, provides the economic and social case for transforming the way we invest in the future of society through our children.

We found that governments are failing to make the best use of public resources to improve the key areas that affect children’s lives. The report calls on government to invest in preventative services for children and young people and re-shape the way targeted and universal services work so that they can build on the assets and strengths of children, young people and their families as well as addressing their needs.

We also have a range of research resources associated with this project:

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