PACTS Policy Briefing – The Risks That Children and Young People Face in Britain Today and What We Can Do to Reduce Them
Failing to protect the well-being of children and young people is both costly and morally unacceptable. The biggest non-natural killers of children and young people are road-traffic accidents. Yet policy direction has been greatly influenced by the shocking nature of a small number of violent assaults and abuse cases. This has skewed our perceptions of risk, which in turn have further influenced policy direction on child safeguarding and well-being.