"Of the 118 areas identified as needing Government action, 88 of those areas have made no progress or have gotten worse in the last 12 months."
CRAE has also been tweeting some facts, taken from the findings of the Report. These include:
"Babies with fathers who are shelf stackers almost twice as likely to die as those born to professionals. http://bit.ly/1b3dFxW
"65% of child deaths that were caused by ‘deliberately inflicted injury, abuse or neglect’ were avoidable http://bit.ly/1b3dFxW
More information, along with a link to download the Report can be found here. Key findings are given here.
I am attending the launch, as I was involved in doing research, and drafted some sections of the Report. If you want to follow the discussion surrounding the children's issues raised by the Report, the twitter hashtag is #SOCR13 and CRAE's twitter handle is: CRAE_official The launch begins at 16.45 GMT.
I am looking forward to the launch this afternoon, and to hearing the speeches about the state of children's rights in England. The findings that CRAE has tweeted so far, show that much must be done to protect children's rights in England.