In 2024, the combined impact of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis has exposed and worsened inequalities in our society. Families are struggling to make ends meet, children are going to school hungry and coming back to a cold home. Meanwhile, years of underfunding have left vital services increasingly unable to cope with rising levels of need for support.
In this report, Barnardos highlight some of the biggest challenges facing children and young people today and explain how we’re driving the change they need now and in the years to come