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Child Well-Being in England

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The Education Committee holds a one-off evidence session on child well-being in England, based on the findings reported in UNICEF Record Card 11. The UNICEF Report Card, published in 2013, placed the United Kingdom 16th out of 21 developed countries in terms of child well-being. Issues arising for child well-being in England from UNICEF’s findings and possible responses.

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  • 12 Mar 2014 - Child well-being in England - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF353 KB) HC 1034 | Published 14 Mar 2014

    Evidence given by Dragan Nastic, Domestic Policy and Research Officer, UNICEF-UK, Peter Grigg, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, The Children's Society, and Ian Bauckham, President, Association of School and College Leaders; Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education (at 10.30am).

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