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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.
The Children’s Society and 38 Degrees have joined forces to call on the government to make free school meals available to all children in poverty.
Alarmingly low levels of asylum support are forcing thousands of children and their families seeking safety in the UK into severe poverty.
The chief executive of the Children's Society says that the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will make life much harder for millions of people.
The number of children living in vulnerable families in Britain will rise markedly to over one million by 2051, unless critical action is taken, say charities.
The Anglican Archbishop of York is among those backing calls from charities to make sure that all children living with poverty can get a free school meal.