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Supporting Evidence

Opportunities in life should not be based on a postcode lottery, but available to all young people, regardless of background and ability.  Young people today face an unprecedented range of daily challenges which are often reported in the media and press.  All of which, further support our drive to provide every young people across the country, with a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, with access to employability, health and sporting initiatives which make a huge contribution to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Londoners said…

Published: 7th December 2018 Thrive LDN

“Londoners Said” is the result of speaking directly with over 1000 people in 17 workshops across London with the aim to improve mental health.

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Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Published: 6th December 2018 Sport England

New research published by Sport England, reveals the scale of the challenge to help the nation’s children be more active.

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World Mental Health Day is shining a light on the wellbeing of young people

Published: 10th October 2018 The Yorkshire Post

Young people and mental health in a changing world’ is the theme of today’s World Mental Health Day.

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Long summer holidays harm disadvantaged pupils – so scrap them

Published: 17th August 2018 TES

Child poverty expert argues that the long summer break leaves poor children disengaged

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The Good Childhood Report 2018

Published: 1st August 2018 The Children's Society

The Good Childhood Report 2018, produced in partnership with the University of York, is the seventh in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives.

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Record number of obese primary school children

Published: 21st July 2018 Sky News

The battle against obesity continues to be lost, with children increasingly likely to be obese before they start secondary school.

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Long hot summer: how kids can stay safe from gangs

Published: 30th June 2018 The Guardian

The problem is that children on the fringes of gang culture are more vulnerable to being recruited into criminality during the summer holidays.

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There are ways to save Britain’s lost children

Published: 27th June 2018 The Times

Damaged teenagers need help rather than punishment and intervening early costs us all less in the long run.

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Self-harm among teenage girls up 68% in three years, shows research

Published: 19th October 2017 The Independent

Study also shows self-harming is more common among teenagers in deprived areas.

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