THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN IN THE UK
Edited by Jonathan Bradshaw and Emese Mayhew, Save the Children
Fund ISBN I84187101X, £19.95
STAR RATING: 5/5
This updated and expanded second edition consists of a number of
papers covering various aspects of children’s well-being, such as
poverty, education, child care and housing. It adds to the picture
of children’s lives built up in the previous publication by
including, for the first time, information on children’s rights,
asylum seekers, children with learning difficulties and children
with special educational needs, writes Anne Burnage.
Though the book provides valuable statistics on children’s lives it
is not just a statistical review. It also includes interesting
discussions and analysis, and a fascinating insight into children’s
experiences of life in contemporary society.
This book will be a valuable resource for all those who work with
children as well as students, teachers and researchers.
I would recommend it without hesitation as it not only helps us to
better understand the context in which children live but also
provides a basis for future planning.
Anne Burnage is deputy director, Catholic Children’s