The Social Mobility Commission charts the growing attainment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children, suggesting seven key pillars for post-pandemic recovery. Indicators of low social mobility, already concerning, have only been entrenched by the pandemic. Almost a third of children in the UK live in poverty, which in turn translates to lower social mobility, but this attainment gap begins in the earliest years. Thus one central pillar in solving low social mobility is to focus on early-years education: making childcare accessible and expanding Family Hubs to provide early intervention for struggling families.
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