Latest Press Releases

Minister for child poverty to give evidence to asylum-support inquiry

18 Dec 2012

Minister for child poverty presents evidence in final session of inquiry into asylum support

Alarming evidence of hunger in schools raises call for free school meals

New report reveals that nearly half of teachers see hungry children coming into school, 72% see children come to school without lunch or means to buy one

Our response to the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

11 Dec 2012

Ellen Broome, Policy Director comments on the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

Schools missing opportunity to protect runaway children

Schools are missing important opportunities to protect vulnerable children

Our response to the government’s autumn statement

'Too many children are already being made to pay the price for government cuts'

Concerning government proposals to improve child protection

We commend plans to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes with the police

MPs to hear evidence of how asylum support affects children

A group of MPs and peers is meeting on 27 November to hear from experts and a young asylum seeker whether the current system of support is sufficient.

Our response to the Work and Pensions Committee report

Statement in response to the Work and Pensions Committee report on implementing Universal Credit

About the children's commissioner's report on sexual exploitation

The children's commissioner's report is 'a sobering reminder that child sexual exploitation tragically remains a widespread problem'

Parliamentary inquiry to hear experts on asylum support impact on children

A parliamentary inquiry into asylum support and whether it meets children's needs is meeting on 20 November, when it will hear first-hand testimony.


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