Equality Commission finds local and national government failed children affected by the disaster, offering disjointed or no support

Children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire “slipped through the cracks” in the aftermath of the tragedy, Britain’s equality body warns this week in a damning report that criticises local and national government.

In a hard-hitting assessment of how the state responded to the disaster, the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights a lack of co-ordination among services, both in the immediate aftermath and a year on. It finds that authorities failed to put children’s best interests at the heart of their efforts, in breach of international obligations.

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