The Children's Society's 'Fair and Square' campaign, launched today (19 April 2012), aims to ensure that all children in need of a free school meal receive one. We are delighted that Ekklesia and a range of other civic, charity, religious and policy bodies are supporting this important initiative.
Today (12 April 2012) marks the second International Day for Street Children. The day is celebrated across the world to give a voice to street children. This year the focus is on ‘challenging perceptions’ to encourage people to think about what they know about street children. Sadly, we know the answer is not enough.
MPs in the Westminster House of Commons are debating the Welfare Reform Bill from 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 February 2012, one day after the House of Lords final debate. There are vital issues at stake for disabled people, including the young disabled and those with cancer, for people on housing benefit, for lone parents, vulnerable women and larger families.