Children living in disadvantaged communities
must be entitled to the same opportunities as any other child,
Barnardo’s told politicians last week.
Unveiling a new report based on an evaluation
of a five-year pilot scheme in eight communities across the UK, the
children’s charity called on government to provide more long-term
funding for community regeneration and to encourage the private
sector to provide support for local initiatives.
Barnardo’s chief executive Roger Singleton
said: “Our research has found that there can be no quick-fix
solution to long-term neglect.”