Organisations working with families have warned of the “devastating” consequences the cost-of-living crisis is having on children’s health, education and wellbeing, reports Children &Young People Now.
Katharine Sacks-Jones, chief executive of charity Become, the charity that supports looked–after children and young care leavers, said that more children facing the most “vulnerable, precarious situations” are likely to end up in care as a result of a cost-of-living crisis that will have “devastating and long-lasting consequences for those children who most need support and protection”. Read the full article here.
“Teachers are already telling us how the 360 safeguarding programme helps to open up positive discussions on tricky topics including mental wellbeing, resilience and abuse” says 360 Founder Rob Hattersley. “As we head towards an incredibly difficult winter for children and families, we are more determined than ever to ensure as many children and teachers as possible have access to this supportive resource.”
360 has already contacted most MATs in England, and is in conversation with a number of local partners across the UK including local authorities, NHS and police about supporting key schools with funded places given budgets under severe strain. Police Service Northern Ireland is already supporting access for schools in mid Ulster.