Sunday 13th May is National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) 2018. This is a celebration of childhood, focusing on the importance of children, their needs and desires; helping children grow into the adults they are to one day become.
Originally, Children’s Day was established in 1954 by the UN General Assembly; however it has developed over the years as a focal point for many countries to celebrate the rights and freedoms of children.
It is integral for children to have the opportunity to develop at their pace in happy, stable and safe environments.
According to the NSPCC, in 2014-2015 nearly a third of concerns identified to Childline were relating to mental health. Child Poverty Action Group confirmed that in that same year 3.9 million children were identified as living in poverty. This equates to 28% of the total children living in the UK.
NCDUK aim to encourage events and activities that are used to highlight the freedom of children, as well as supporting organisations which are working to protect their health and wellbeing.
We at Fiona Bruce & Co LLP support this initiative, as we recognise that the children of today are the future of tomorrow.
If you require any assistance in relation to children matters, please contact the family team at Fiona Bruce Solicitors who would be happy to discuss this with you.
If you would like more information, please visit the National Children's Day website for more details.