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Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty

12 Aug 2014

The Children’s Society response to the Government’s ruling on financial support for families seeking asylum

a collection of statistics about children in families in problem debt

Local statistics: Hundreds of thousands of children hit by family debt crisis

12 Aug 2014

New research from The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed how many children are living in families trapped by debt in

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

24 Jul 2014

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

23 Jul 2014

New consultation on fuel poverty is good news for children

Care leavers need more support

17 Jul 2014

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

13 Jul 2014

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

Confusing data laws blocking support for disadvantaged children

16 Jul 2014

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

11 Jul 2014

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

10 Jul 2014

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

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