Sam Royston, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Sam Royston
Sam is our expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years policy work.
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Debt's far-reaching effects on children

Stress, family problems and missing out on the basics are ways problem debt harms children now and in the future

8 Jul 2014
The Debt Trap family

The scale of problem debt among families with children

Our new campaign, The Debt Trap, is about revealing the harm of debt on children and families – what is the scale of the problem we’re addressing?

28 May 2014
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The government needs a stronger child poverty strategy

As the government closes its consultation on child poverty strategy, we shared our evidence calling for measures to help struggling families

22 May 2014
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We can end problem debt

New research reveals shocking findings about childhood debt – find out more and help spread the word

8 May 2014
Houses of Parliament

Budget 2014: What it means for families and children living in poverty

This year's budget includes a worrisome spending cap and help for families facing high childcare costs

20 Mar 2014
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How many children in your area miss out on help to heat their homes?

Use our map - help children in your area live in warmer homes

7 Mar 2014