This review of The British Betrayal of Childhood: Challenging Uncomfortable Truths and Bringing About Change focuses on the effects of British policies on the lives of children today. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1, Why should we be concerned about children?, provides an historical perspective on children's lives and contemporary international comparisons. Part 2, Childhood in the UK today, describes the currents condition of childhood in Britain, critiques social and political policies that have contributed to the betrayal of children, and identifies the main failures. Part 3, offers strategies for change. The review elaborates on the each section of the book and concludes by criticising the author's lack of emphasis on the importance of play on the children's health and well-being.

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