New report reveals the critical need for more funding to support families and children at risk

A report by England's Children's Commissioner estimates that thousands of babies and children under one as living at risk in households where there is a 'toxic trio' of drug or alcohol addiction, domestic violence and mental-ill health, The report, A Crying Shame, highlights the acute vulnerability of babies and young children who are entirely reliant on their parents, unable to speak and do not attend education services where they might interact with people outside of the family. As a result, they risk becoming invisible to professionals. The commissioner, Anne Longfield makes a plea for greater funding to reach local authorities to ensure that adequate support and services are made availab

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