UNICEF REPORT April 2013
The following quote from the 2013 UNICEF Report entitled “Child well-being in rich countries, a comparative overview” confirms the view of What About The Children? that the first three years shape a child’s future for ever, out of all proportion to the rest of childhood.
The following link to page 34 of the above report gives a very brief overview of the total inadequacy, recognised by the report writers, of their coverage of infant well-being.
In addition, the report claims that there is a “weakness in the lack of data about children’s developmental well-being in the earliest months and years of life.”
The research collected here by What About The Children? would certainly play some part in overcoming this deficit.
Link to full UNICEF report
The 2013 National Conference
Bel Mooney wrote an article in the Daily Mail last month, following her attendance at the What About The Children? conference on March 14th 2013. She seemed very interested in what she had heard there. You can access her article here.
To read a report of the conference and download the presentations click here.