Benefit sanctions and care leavers - Evidence to Work & Pensions Committee

Written evidence submitted by The Children’s Society to the Work & Pensions Select Committee inquiry on benefit sanctions. This highlights that care leavers are far more likely to have their benefits sanctioned than other claimants, less likely to challenge those sanctions, but more likely to win when they do. The removal of financial support can have devastating consequences for care leavers.

Month of publication 
May
Year of publication 
2018
Number of pages 
7
Author 
Iain Porter
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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