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Lobbying of MPs is set to intensify in the next 18 hours, after the government suffered a seventh humiliating defeat on its controversial Welfare Reform Bill.
Crossbenchers and others in the House of Lords will seek one more time to amend the Welfare Reform Bill to prevent a reduction in the money paid to disabled children.
Charities have called for a formal inquiry to be launched into kinship care in Scotland, following growing concern about neglected children.
A series of further amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill are being discussed at the end of the WRB report stage in the House of Lords today.
The two key amendments are as follows:
The government has been desperately lobbying behind the scenes to try to avoid further defeats on its controversial welfare bill in the Lords today.
Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders have issued a joint call for the government's household welfare benefit cap to exclude child benefit.
As the Welfare Reform Bill returns to the Lords, the Lib Dems' deputy leader warns that benefits cap will "damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of children."
Shocking statistics from the End Child Poverty campaign show that nearly 60 per cent of children living in poverty have at least one parent who works.
Children's Commissioner Maggie Atkinson has published a damning assessment of the impact of the Welfare Reform Bill on children's rights in England.
The Guardian Teacher Network and Secondary School magazine SecEd have joined forces to run the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition.
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