BATLEY & Spen MP Tracy Brabin joined experts from a children's charity to back a new campaign.

Action for Children is urging political leaders to put children at the heart of domestic agendas.

New polling from the charity, published to mark its 150th anniversary, has revealed that three generations of families fear childhoods are getting worse, with almost two-thirds of parents and grandparents saying that growing up in the UK today is worse than for the previous generation.

All three generations also said bullying is the biggest problem preventing a good childhood, with children having to deal with it both inside and outside school as well as online.

At the same time, children, parents and grandparents each identified “safer streets and a lower risk of crime” as the key issue they wanted to change for children.

Ms Brabin has backed the charity's Choose Childhood campaign.

She said: “It’s deeply troubling to learn that there is so much pessimism for our children’s futures and the report provides a worrying reflection on the modern childhood experience.

“No child should not have to worry about things like poverty and inequality, let alone Brexit. Childhood should be a time for happiness, not for despair.

“That’s why I’m pleased to be supporting Action for Children and their Choose Childhood campaign, and I’ll do all that I can to make sure children are put at the heart of our domestic agenda.”