The Early Warning System

The Early Warning System collates case studies and evidence to demonstrate the impact of changes in the social security system on the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities and services that support them.

If you're an adviser working with people who have been affected by changes to the social security system and want to share details of a case:

Submit your case here


If you're not an adviser and you want to tell us about your experience of the social security system: 

Tell us about your experience here

You can also call (0207 812 5226) or email us ([email protected]), but please note we cannot give advice. More details about our advice service for advisers here.

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Latest from the Early Warning System

Managed migration 2

Two-thirds of people sent a migration notice between November 2022 and March 2023 made a successful UC claim before their migration deadline. A further 5 per cent made a claim after their deadline had passed. And 28 per cent did not claim UC at all and had their legacy benefit payments terminated. We are concerned that a sizeable minority of claimants are falling through the gaps.

Digital universal credit system breaches principles of law and stops claimants accessing support

27 June 2023
Digital aspects of universal credit (UC) routinely lead to wrong amounts being awarded to claimants – often the most vulnerable - and to breaches of rule-of-law principles, new Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) research finds.