There is mounting evidence that the government’s policies of fiscal austerity and welfare cuts are leading to a significant increase in the numbers of children and young people being raised in poverty. Equally well established is the close link between poverty, educational under-achievement and higher incidence of mental health difficulties.
A small number of Educational Psychologists and Trainee EPs have so far been involved in considering our professional response to the current government’s financial and educational policies. If you would like to contribute and join the discussion, please email email@example.com. We are planning to arrange a meeting in London in the coming weeks.