Published date: 02 Mar 2020

This is the twelfth Report Card and the final under A Programme for a Partnership Government. Again this year, our independent panel of experts graded the Government’s performance. The Government is awarded an overall ‘C+’ grade for living up to its promises to children, an increase on last year’s ‘C’.

This grade represents a satisfactory attempt, but some children are still left wanting. The highest individual grade in Report Card 2020 is a ‘B+’ which was awarded to ‘Physical Health’. The lowest grade was awarded to ‘Child and Family Homelessness’, which received an F for the second year in a row. However, two sections received a ‘D’ grade, which indicates barely acceptable performance , with little or no positive impact on children: ‘Traveller and Roma Children’ and ‘Mental Health’; The Children’s Rights Alliance acknowledges the important groundwork that has been carried out in a number of areas, but it is clear that much more must be done by the next Government to ensure every child has every opportunity to reach their full potential.

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