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Shockingly low-levels of UK asylum support pushing children into poverty

7 Aug 2014

Over 10,000 children seeking safety from war, violence and persecution with their families are being pushed into poverty by alarmingly low-levels of support,

Response: 'Essential' that police are properly resourced

We respond to a London Assembly report warning that police are being stretched by a rise in reports of child sexual abuse.

Children in poverty take centre-stage in new fuel poverty strategy

New consultation on fuel poverty is good news for children

Care leavers need more support

Care leavers need the same support as other young people, not to be abandoned when they turn 18

Children lead inquiry in Parliament on child poverty in UK schools

Young commissioners to expose the true cost of school – financially and emotionally – for children in poverty.

Confusing data laws blocking support for disadvantaged children

Our new report finds almost half of local councils are failing to routinely share birth data with children’s centres.

Young people in Birmingham to receive lessons in building mental strength

We have been awarded half a million pounds of Big Lottery funding to prevent mental health problems among Birmingham children.

Legal aid vote puts vulnerable children at greater risk

Commons' decision undermines government's commitment to protect victims of trafficking.

Response: Inquiry is 'a vital step' in stopping child abuse

We welcome the government's announcement of an overarching independent inquiry into child abuse

New figures reveal alarming rise in numbers of children in poverty

New figures reveal 100,000 more children in relative poverty in 2013 pushing total to 3.7 million.

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