Good Practice

Tackling child health inequalities in London

Date Posted: 08 November 2016

Child health inequalities have a huge impact upon life chances. For this reason, giving every child the best start in life was the highest priority recommendation of the Marmot Review.

Yet high child poverty and inequality in London means the health health and wellbeing gap in the capital is significant. This 4in10 good practice seminar explored the data around child health inequalities in the capital and the public health work of a local authority and a voluntary sector organisation.

Jabeer Butt, Deputy CEO at Race Equality covered the data on child health inequalities in London in his presentation.

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Haringey Director of Public Health, spoke about her local authority's context and priorities for child health and wellbeing in her presentation.

In the final presentation of the morning, Paul Hocker, Development Director at London Play, outlined their approach to play in the capital, and in particular the Play Streets programme,

Download the event report here.