15 October 2013
Dole Animators, a ground-breaking project based in Leeds, is a group of jobseekers, single parents and disabled people who have made an animated film about their experience claiming support through social security during the period when the government’s welfare reforms are being implemented.
17 September 2013
The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals:
17 September 2013
In response to reports that the Deputy Prime Minister will tomorrow announce that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said: "This would be a very welcome announcement and an excellent example of how helping parents with the cost of living can also prevent some of the costs of child poverty mounting up...
25 January 2013
The Leicester Child Poverty Commission has today published its recommendations for tackling child poverty in the city.
14 June 2012
Today’s new child poverty figures confirm that while the ambitious target for 2010 was not reached, it drove forward major progress reducing child poverty across all measures: absolute poverty reduced by more than half (from 3.4 million children to 1.4 million children since 1999); relative poverty reduced by 1.1 million children (from 3.4 million to 2.3 million since 1999); material deprivation reduced by 300,000 children (from 2.2 million to 1.9 million since 2005).
31 May 2012
While it is true that poverty is often associated with a range of other Bad Things, from stressed out families to poor grades at school and that causation can work both ways, this does not mean that they are the exact same problems.
Many different groups of migrant children may be at particular risk of poor health and limited access to healthcare.
The physical health of children today is arguably the best it has been since the Second World War, with their environments and nutrition substantially improved.
The wellbeing and behaviour of young people have recently attracted more than the usual negative attention from the media, policy and law.