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National Children’s Day UK 2024 - Sunday 12th May

Press release

National Children’s Day UK provides a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share all the great work that they are doing to protect the wellbeing of children and families. And with so many worrying stories about how children are currently doing in the UK, this year that really matters.

Most adults think that children are worse off today than when they were children (Yougov)

Almost a quarter of English children are now obese at the end of primary school

Young Minds is warning of a UK mental health emergency 

NCDUK2024 will take place on Sunday 12th May, but people can raise national awareness about their activities for the week up to and including the day. It’s an opportunity for everyone to raise awareness about the things they care about. This year we will be promoting the activities of all the great organisations that are working so hard to raise awareness about child wellbeing – and especially those that are actively working with schools and young people. So we are encouraging every community to get involved!

We will also be highlighting the fact that all the children in the world share the same planet as our home – and that children want our politicians to take stronger action.

Child Rights * Child Physical Health/Obesity * Child Mental Health * Celebrating diversity * The impact of poverty * Struggling Families * Struggling Schools * Key Campaigns * Political Priorities * Protecting the Planet

Why is it so important? Because all children have the right to expect the adult world to support their health and wellbeing - and happy, healthy children are essential for happy, healthy societies.

The conversation continues on social media  #NCDUK2024 @NCDUK2024

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