Cat Smith – 2020 Comments on Children Society Report

The comments made by Cat Smith, the Shadow Minister for Young People, on 28 August 2020.

This eye-opening [Good Childhood] report lays bare the stark pressures and difficulties faced by young people in the UK, compared to those in other European countries.

Young people and children have been left behind since long before the Coronavirus crisis. With children in the UK ranking lowest for life satisfaction across Europe, the Government remain utterly out-of-touch with the real struggles faced by young people.

The Government must finally provide a comprehensive measurement of children’s well-being in order to properly quantify changes and target resources.