Major Consultation Launched on Children’s Health and Physical Activity

ukactive has launched a major new consultation that will shape the future of children’s physical activity across the UK.

Chair of ukactive and former Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has called for everyone from children and physical activity providers to social workers and policymakers, to feed into a new report focused on the opportunities to improve children’s health.

ukactive wants written evidence which captures the views of children, young people, parents, teachers, activity providers, social workers, policy experts, business leaders, healthcare professionals and anyone else with a stake in children’s health, to help plot the next chapter in the health of Britain’s children. 

The consultation will focus on developing opportunities in three key areas: the organisations and institutions that children and young people experience; the physical environment that children and young people grow up in; and the social environment that children interact with.

The evidence will feed into a new report that will be published at ukactive’s National Summit on 12 September 2018.

It follows the publication of ukactive’s Generation Inactive in 2015, a ground-breaking report that laid bare the physical inactivity crisis facing Britain’s children.

The findings and recommendations led the debate in the media and Westminster, generating momentum behind the children’s activity agenda.

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