Briefing for MPs and Peers on children's rights in the UK, following the 2016 Queen's Speech and the announcement from the Government that they will put forward a Bill of Rights in the next parliament.
This is The Children's Society response to the consultation by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on the Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme for the forthcoming year. The WHD provides a crucial form of support to low income families with children in the form of a £140 rebate on energy bills in the winter months.
This briefing for MPs in advance of the Queen's Speech 2016 details The Children's Society's legislative recommendations for change to better protect children and young people.
Briefing for MPs examining the impact of the introduction of Universal Credit on children and families
Report Stage briefing for Members of Parliament on an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill that would provide all victims of child sexual exploitation with an automatic referral to their local mental health provider and an assessment of their needs.
Briefing for MPs and Peers on the new Children and Social Work Bill, including support for care leavers, announced in the Queen's Speech 2016.
This briefing for MPs and Peers details how the Government's new Life Chances Strategy can ensure the life chances of children are protected.
APPG Final Report: Inquiry into the safeguarding of 'absent' children, 'It is good when someone cares'
"It is good when someone cares" is the final report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for runaway and missing children and adults' inquiry into the safeguarding of 'absent' children. The Children's Society provides the secretariat for the group along with the charity Missing People.
This is the The Children's Society response to the Cabinet Office consultation on the better use of data. Our response focuses on changes to the Warm Home Discount scheme that would allow low income families with children to receive the £140 rebate automatically, as is currently the case for pensioners, rather than having to apply for it.
Report Stage briefing for the Policing and Crime Bill from The Children's Society, Action for Children, Barnardo's and NSPCC