The House of Lords is set to debate the issues exposed by our Lost Childhoods investigation, including the intolerable burden on child carers. It follows the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England which found that 670,000 children are living in “high-risk” families whose privations are mostly invisible to the authorities. The two-hour debate, due to take place on December 14, was initiated by Labour politician Brenda Dean after she read the Lost Childhoods articles.
Tamika was 11 and living with her great aunt in the notorious Tivoli Gardens neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica when her parents sent for her and she came to join them in London. Tamika did not know her parents — they had emigrated without her when she was two — but she was looking forward to “a safer life” in England. “I was brought up by my great aunt in a tenement yard where extreme violence and poverty was part of life,” she said.
Lauren sat outside the South Bank Centre and perused the menu. She hadn’t eaten all day and looked gaunt but she insisted she wasn’t hungry. “I have trained myself to go without eating,” she said. “Poverty is manageable. It’s forgiveness I find harder.”Born in west London, Lauren was two when her mother bundled her up and drove her to where Lauren’s father was out drinking with his friends.
A brave teenager speaks out about being repeatedly raped in her childhood home in London - this is Day 5 of my Lost Childhoods special investigation in the London Evening Standard.
Day five of my Lost Childhoods special investigation in the Evening Standard is out later today - a heartbreaking story of a teenager who was repeatedly raped age 14 to 16 by her mother's boyfriend and who two years later has found the courage to speak out
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