Laura Rodrigues, Policy Officer - Poverty and Early Years

Laura Rodrigues
Laura worked on child poverty and early years policy, particularly focusing on welfare reform and children's centres. She left the organisation in 2013.
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Q&A: A closer look at the government’s new support for childcare costs

Our policy officer explains what announced changes to childcare support mean for families

14 Oct 2013
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Fair and Square campaign victory

The government's announcement that 1.4 million more children will get a free school meal is a significant step forward

17 Sep 2013
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Weakening the safety net: Local authorities now responsible for emergency support

Our new report reveals that many individuals and families in need may no longer be able to access this support

18 Jul 2013
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Lunch time: New food plan backs calls for more free school meals

Citing our research, an independent group calls on the government to ensure all children can access good food in schools - help make the recommendations stick

12 Jul 2013
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4 v 95: Asylum-seeking children and families need free school meals

Free school meals for children in asylum-seeking families would help those surviving on £5 a day for each family member

12 Jun 2013
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A closer look at our Fair and Square map

Children in poverty who miss out on free school meals is a problem across the country, our new map shows

8 Mar 2013