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Responding to the recent Trussell Trust report on food bank use and hunger, a leading children's charity says urgent action is needed.
The Children's Society has made a strong response to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report on housing support in the reformed welfare system.
Based on analysis of the UK government's own Households below average income (HBAI) survey published on 28 January 2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/households-below-average-incom...), the Children's Society estimates that 3.5 million children in Britain and Northern Ireland are living in poverty today.
Chancellor Osborne's welfare cap puts struggling families at risk, says Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society.
More than 3 million families are likely to cut back on food to pay their energy bills this winter, the Children’s Society has revealed.
Vulnerable children who run away from home or care in England are more likely to ‘fall through the gaps’ because of new police definitions, says the Children’s Society.
A leading children's charity has welcomed the UK government's announcement about tougher penalties for trafficking, made on Anti-Slavery Day last week, but has also called for more concerted action.
After pressure from anti-poverty activists, the government has announced it is introducing childcare support for low-income working families.
Of the £950 million provided for additional support with child care, only £200 million will go to low to middle income families on Tax Credits or Universal Credit.
The UK government's childcare voucher proposals will not help those most in need in the midst of huge further cuts the chancellor is planning, say critics.