Ilona Pinter, Policy Adviser

Ilona leads on child poverty and inequality policy, including immigration and asylum, debt, welfare and children’s rights.
Several Children's Society staff members holding a '#Refugeeswelcome' banner

Refugee Week: Protecting child refugees in the UK

Join us and thousands of people from all walks of life joining together to celebrate Refugee Week

22 Jun 2016
Girl receiving support

An important victory for access to justice - the Supreme Court strikes down the legal aid residence test

Last week we saw an important victory as the Supreme court ruled that the Government can not introduce a residence test on legal aid.

27 Apr 2016
a woman, girl and man smiling and speaking

Refugee Week: Escaping and searching for peace

This week we celebrate Refugee Week and the young people who despite their own personal hardship have worked with us to help other young people to overcome poverty and neglect.

17 Jun 2015
young girl huddled, looking at camera

The immigration bill puts thousands of children’s well-being at stake

New legislation must address the often-complex histories and lack of control migrant families face, and ensure that children's welfare is protected

1 Apr 2014
young boy looking directly at viewer

Making sense of this week's response about support for unaccompanied children

While the government is committed to safeguarding unaccompanied migrant children, this week’s report is ambiguous as to what this means in practice

14 Feb 2014
young boy sitting against a fence

Steps in the right direction for trafficked children

We welcome government plans to trial independent advocates and new guidance for unaccompanied and trafficked children - but these young people need more

4 Feb 2014