Celebrating 10 years of Success in Caring for Extremely Vulnerable Children and Young People. From Safe Child to Humane Adult. Christina Enright 26.06.08. Growing Up in the UK: Is Britain the Worst Place To Be A Child?. The true measure of a nation’s standing
Celebrating 10 years of Success in Caring for Extremely Vulnerable Children and Young People
Christina Enright 26.06.08
Growing Up in the UK:
Is Britain the Worst Place To Be A Child?
The true measure of a nation’s standing
is how well it attends to its children-
their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialisation, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born’
Unicef Report 2007
UK last in 3/6 and bottom 1/3 for 5/6
‘A generation of young people who
are unhappy, unhealthy, engaging in
risky behaviours, have poor relationships with family & peers, low expectations and who do not feel safe’.
Some Worrying Statistics
because of problems at school
Violence is a public health issue!
gatherer societies :- 4:1 / single caregiver: 1:4
age, wealth, work, education, profession, ethnicity, religion, race.
interactions with fewer people
Model To Recreate Ideal Healthy Family/ Community
- pre& postnatal care/ support
- home visiting
- community involvement programmes
- school based service delivery
- parent education broadening range of contacts/experiences
“What we do to our children
they will do to