D+ to Traveller And Roma Children

A low grade, D+ , is awarded to ‘Traveller and Roma Children’ in this year’s Children’s Rigths Alliance annual Report Card.

This improvement on last year’s grade is due to the Government’s recognition of Traveller ethnicity and the publication of the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy.

Yet Traveller children leave school on average 5 years earlier than their settled peers and are nearly four times more likely to die in infancy.

An  independent panel of experts chaired by Judge Catherine McGuinness graded the Government’s performance.

Full report here: