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News: The British Betrayal of Childhood


Sir Al Aynsley-Green

Why are so many children being let down in Britain in 2018? This vital and provocative book demands an answer to the question that governments have been ignoring for far too long.

Presenting one of the only holistic overviews of exactly why British children are being failed across health, education, social care, youth justice and poverty, Sir Al Aynsley-Green’s passionate and sharply perceptive analysis sheds light on why outcomes for British children are amongst the worst in the developed world. Pulling no punches, this much-needed call to arms reveals what is fundamentally wrong with current attitudes, policies and initiatives towards young people and why they should be radically revised to give British children at last the future they deserve.

Drawing upon his unparalleled experience as the first Children’s Commissioner for England and President of the British Medical Association, Sir Al brings cross-sector insight to his impassioned wake-up call to policy-makers and proposes concrete alternatives. Echoing the sentiments of Thomas Coram, this timely call to arms shows how courage, compassion and commitment are more important than ever in 2018 if we want to overturn current failings and transform the futures of young people today.

The British Betrayal of Childhood: Challenging Uncomfortable Truths and Bringing About Change by Sir Al Aynsley-Green is out now in paperback, published by Routledge.


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