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In response to the Chancellor’s last budget of this parliament, Chief Executive of 4Children Imelda Redmond CBE, said:
The Chancellor today rightly committed to shining a spotlight on children’s mental health - an area that has for too long been left in the dark. It is good news that action is being taken to support access to mental health services for children and young people.
“On maternal mental health too, the Chancellor has rightly focused attention on a forgotten problem which has a devastating long term impact on children and families. Intervening early to prevent families reaching crisis point has to be central.
“But to make Britain great for children and families the next government must prioritise support for families by committing to a universal childcare guarantee, placing Children’s Centres at the heart of every community and committing to end the scourge of child poverty.”
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For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
Ellie Gellard on 020 7522 6985 or 07969 437 066 or Ellie.Gellard@4Children.org.uk