Breathing Space - call for evidence

The Children's Society's detailed response to the Government's Call For Evidence on the Breathing Space scheme to help families in problem debt.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2018
Number of pages 
28
Author 
Iain Porter
Category 
Policy and lobbying
Related reports 
MP draft letter to Breathing Space call for evidence

MP draft letter to Breathing Space call for evidence

A draft letter for Members of Parliament to use should they wish to respond personally to HM Treasury's call for evidence on the introduction of a Breathing Space scheme. 

Date published 
December 2017
Number of pages 
2
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The Damage of Debt: The impact of money worries on children's mental health and well being

This report examines the links between problem debt and the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people.

The report highlights how debt makes parents, children and young people feel anxious, out of control, ashamed and alone. Problem debt across the country is putting the mental health and well-being of children at risk, with almost a quarter of children in problem debt-ridden households feeling unhappy with their lives.

It recommends the Government creates a breathing space for families, with time to repay their debts with no rising fees or visits from intimidating bailiffs.

Date published 
September 2016
Number of pages 
31

The Debt Trap: Exposing the impact of problem debt on children

Our report, created with StepChange Debt Charity, reveals the true scale of problem debt for children - and the huge impact it's having on their lives. The report lifts the lid on how 2.5 million children are living in families with problem debt, behind on £4.8billion of payments on household bills and loan repayments.

Date published 
May 2014
Number of pages 
36