Tuesday 16 March 2021 / 12:01 AM Education / Kate Green

Kate Green responds to the launch of The Childhood Commission review by the Children’s Commissioner for England

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the launch of The Childhood Commission review by the Children’s Commissioner for England, said:

“Over the last decade the Conservatives have overseen record numbers of children being pushed into poverty, a worsening mental health crisis and an 18 month gap in learning between disadvantaged children and their peers at GCSE.

“This picture has to change, yet there was no mention of children in the Chancellor’s Budget and the Government has committed a measly 43p per child per day to support their recovery.

“Labour launched our Bright Future Taskforce last week to help children to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and ensure all children can reach their potential. Alongside the Children’s Commissioner’s ‘Big Ask’ I hope this will deliver a step change for children.”