Britain’s disabled, minorities, and children from poor backgrounds risk being forgotten as they become trapped in a cycle of disadvantage, the UK’s equality watchdog has warned.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission uses a new report to highlight “alarming backward steps” in opportunities for at-risk groups.
The report, ‘Is Britain Fairer?’, found:
- Child poverty has increased and infant mortality has risen for the first time in decades;
- Disabled people find themselves increasingly excluded from mainstream society;
- Black African, Bangladeshi and Pakistani people are still the most likely to live in poverty, while Black Caribbean people are more likely to experience severe deprivation.
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