Spending on children at risk due to financial pressures on local authorities

Newly released figures from the National Audit Office reveal that local authorities are facing a £605 million shortfall in funding, with financial pressures expected to continue for years to come. IF Researcher, Melissa Bui, explains what this means for spending on children’s services

A win for younger generations: £79 million to be spent on mental health support

The government announced last week that it will be allocating £79 million towards providing mental health support specifically for children and young people in light of the mental health toll that the pandemic has placed on younger generations. IF Researcher, Melissa Bui, explains why this is a step in the right direction for younger generations.… Read more »

Mental health and the “Lockdown Generation”: an opportunity for change?

The Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC) released their first annual report last week. The report collates the views and evidence submitted by over 200 coalition members, including IF’s, on the state of children’s and young people’s mental health, the effectiveness of current services and initiatives, and how we can move forward given… Read more »

Room to breathe? How the COVID-19 lockdown highlights age inequalities in living space

The draconian social-distancing rules which are now in the place in the UK are forcing people to remain indoors most of the time, a restriction which is likely to be much harder to bear for young families living in overcrowded conditions, argues David Kingman At first glance, it could seem as though almost every household… Read more »