Friday, February 16, 2007

Are we failing our children in the UK?

The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries. The BBC report of this research can be seen by clicking here

Unicef looked at 40 indicators from the years 2000-2003 including poverty, family relationships, and health. America and Britain finished 20th and 21st respectively in this league table which is surely telling us something very significant about our young people. I think it is telling us something more important about parenting and the education system in the UK.

What do you think?

This is the full league table.

1. Netherlands
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Finland
5. Spain
6. Switzerland
7. Norway
8. Italy
9. Republic of Ireland
10. Belgium
11. Germany
12. Canada
13. Greece
14. Poland
15. Czech Republic
16. France
17. Portugal
18. Austria
19. Hungary
20. United States
21. United Kingdom
Source: Unicef

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