This is the eighth in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.
This briefing covers:
- Parents with no childcare being told to take unpaid leave
- Students excluded from claiming benefits
- More families being affected by the benefit cap
- Inadequate support for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability