We want to keep you updated on our key achievements and show you first-hand how our work is impacting on the lives of hundreds of children, young people and their families.
Whether it is through using our research findings to engage with policymakers, or working directly with disadvantaged families, NCB is proud to be a champion for children’s rights.
This year we've been working closely with policymakers as a strategic partner to both the Department of Health and the Department for Education, and by coordinating the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children. Across the country we have been working with practitioners in local authorities, particularly through the Council for Disabled Children, which has been playing a leading role in the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.
We're particulaury proud of our work producing the report Poor Beginnings, which graphically illustrated how poverty affects the life chances of children growing up today. We've also explored the other social issues including the rising tide of mental health problems among young people, and in Northern Ireland, conducting the first long-term study of how children’s use of digital technology impacts on their GCSE results. To find out how we achieved this and more read our annual report below.