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map of the UK with differently coloured areas that indicate unique schemes
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
18 July 2013, 51 comments
Policy team
young girl who has run away
We are working with Nicola Blackwood and the government to strengthen controls that protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
15 October 2013, 5 comments
Policy team
The first public session of an inquiry into trafficked children gone missing from care reveals chilling facts and ways of addressing the problem.
25 April 2012, 4 comments
Policy team
a red line on a chart
Our new calculator allows you to get an idea of what the poverty line looks like for a given family type in any year from 2000 to the present.
16 November 2012, 4 comments
Policy team
Lily Caprani
The recent BBC One series' expert - and our Director of Strategy and Policy - explains that the series was about more than exposing celebs to poverty
18 March 2014, 4 comments
Policy team
Young girl
Laura Rodrigues, Policy Officer, responds to BBC documentary 'Poor Kids' and raises concerns over the Government's new Welfare Reform Bill.
10 June 2011, 3 comments
Policy team
woman helping young man in wheelchair into a medical vehicle
Will budget cuts be fair or will they disproportionately fall upon children and families most in need, pushing more families into poverty?
08 August 2011, 3 comments
Policy team
A mother and her four children
Use our calculator to check your eligibility for the warm home discount scheme
06 February 2014, 3 comments
Policy team
Abby Irwin playing guitar
Abby, a Young Carers in Focus ambassador, reveals how caring for her ill mum inspired her to embark on a musical career and training
11 June 2013, 3 comments
Guest bloggers
two children smiling
The government's announcement that 1.4 million more children will get a free school meal is a significant step forward
17 September 2013, 2 comments
Policy team