Ilona Pinter, Policy Adviser

Ilona leads on child poverty and inequality policy, including immigration and asylum, debt, welfare and children’s rights.
A young asylum seeker who has been granted legal aid

Our legal aid success: one year later

One year ago, we celebrated a huge success, winning a case against the Government to reverse harmful cuts to legal aid for separated children.

23 Jul 2019
Family in crisis due to lack of support

In times of crisis, children and families increasingly have nowhere to turn

Our new Nowhere to Turn report shows how the vital safety net for children and families facing financial crisis has deteriorated over recent years following Government funding cuts. This has left parents struggling to afford the basics and risks more families falling into debt.

22 Mar 2019
Group of young refugee and migrants outside with project worker

A new hope for migrant children

The Government is bringing back legal aid for unaccompanied and separated children after our campaign and legal challenge

12 Jul 2018
Refugee boy with practitioners

Child refugees aren't getting the support they need

Unaccompanied young people aren't getting the support they need once they get to the UK

17 Apr 2018

Juggling multiple debts - the damage done to children’s mental health

They just came that morning. I could only take the things that I could carry.

26 Sep 2016
A young refugee

Lone children on the move

From today local authorities will be able to transfer responsibility formally to other local authorities. We must make sure that these young people have access to the legal support they need.

1 Jul 2016