A briefing for peers on our 'National Offer for care leavers' ahead of the Report stage debate of the Children and Social Work Bill in the House of Lords. 

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Matt Hussey
Parliamentary briefings
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The cost of being care free

The cost of being care free

A report examining the impact of poor financial education and removal of support for care leavers. 

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September 2016
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The Wolf at the Door: How council tax debt collection is harming children

We found that many local authorities are failing to provide sufficient support and advice to families struggling with council tax debt by using damaging debt practices. This leaves families worrying about potential bailiff visits and court summonses, which has a damaging impact on children's and parents' emotional and physical health.

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March 2015
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