A REPORT BY THE ALL - PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Helen Clark*, Eunice Lumsden, PHIL ROYAL, Helen WEST, E Revel, G Leech, M Millington, K Couchman, A Gummer, A Taylor, E Mackay, F Brown, D Wilding, S Richards, K Sexton, H Crtichton, M Roberts, V Randall, P Veasey, H BrintonJ Harris, G Puckett, E Klemera, C Stevens, U Devalia, E Wyllie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A child born into circumstances of social and economic inequality in the 21st century United Kingdom will start life with one hand tied behind their back. Nowhere is the disparity of experience more marked than in that of health and this,
in turn, impacts the entire life course. In the same way that priority is given to securing the national infrastructure, prioritising the health of children from all areas and in all circumstances from the outset would therefore seem to be prudent rather than profligate. Yet as this Report demonstrates,successive Governments have skimped rather thansaved; failedto build upon existing policy and played a costly policy game of ‘catching up later’ instead of deploying the early ntervention me asures that are cheaper andmore effective in the long term.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAPPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods
Commissioning bodyAPPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods
Number of pages81
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • early childhood
  • Fitnerss
  • wellbeing
  • health
  • inequalites
  • health outcomes

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    Clark, H., Lumsden, E., ROYAL, PHIL., WEST, H., Revel, E., Leech, G., Millington, M., Couchman, K., Gummer, A., Taylor, A., Mackay, E., Brown, F., Wilding, D., Richards, S., Sexton, K., Crtichton, H., Roberts, M., Randall, V., Veasey, P., ... Wyllie, E. (2017). A REPORT BY THE ALL - PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH. APPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods. http://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/wp-content/uploads/FHC_APPG_InequalitiesReportMarch2018embargoed.pdf