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Lone parents and their children are going to the UK's highest court in a battle against the Government's controversial benefit cap. Supreme Court justices will hear several challenges over the lawfulness of the measure in cases brought against the Work and Pensions Secretary. Part of the proceedings in London, which…
A major new report highlighting how social care has become a postcode lottery for children across the UK has been published following research conducted by the University of Sheffield. The Sheffield study, led by Professor Kate Morris from the University’s Department of Sociological Studies, explores the relationship between poverty, care…
More than two million children in England are growing up in families where there are serious risks, a study has found. The Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, said more than a million of the most vulnerable in the country are being let down by a system that leaves them to "fend…
This year’s 2018 vulnerability report tells us about the numbers of children who are growing up in England with vulnerability and risks that could affect their lives, wellbeing and life chances. We find that there are over 2 million children in England living in families with substantial complex needs, and…
Half of Scots believe that poorer health is a result of an unjust society, according to findings published by the Scottish Centre for Social Research. The report ‘Scottish Social Attitudes - Public Attitudes to Inequality’, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, reveals the extent to which people are aware of existing…
Summer holidays are "exceptionally difficult" for children in many low-income families and can have a detrimental impact on their health and learning, new research suggests. The study found children's health may be put at risk through isolation, extended periods of inactivity and malnourishment, as many lose access to free school…
Children's services have suffered their own Windrush moment, according to a University of Huddersfield professor when he spoke to a committee of MPs. Paul Bywaters, who is Professor of Social Work, believes that austerity measures and policies that place too much emphasis on seeking out children at risk rather than…
An unmarried mother behind a legal battle to access widowed parent's allowance has accused the Government of treating her grieving children as "insignificant". Siobhan McLaughlin, 46, said her case, being heard at the Supreme Court sitting in Northern Ireland for the first time, was never about her but about justice…
A lawyer has questioned whether an unmarried mother at the centre of a legal battle to access widowed parent's allowance is being made an example of. Special needs classroom assistant Siobhan McLaughlin, 46, from Armoy in Co Antrim, was with her partner John Adams, a groundsman, for 23 years. The…
A record number of emergency supplies were handed out by food banks in the past year, research has revealed. The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three-day food supplies in the year to March, a 13% increase on the previous 12 months. Almost half a million…
Families have lost a High Court challenge against the Government's two-child rule for payment of tax credits and universal credit. A judge in London ruled on Friday that the policy was "compatible" with human rights laws. But campaigners welcomed Mr Justice Ouseley's declaration that a provision in regulations relating to…
The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collaboration between Policy Scotland and What Works Scotland at the University of Glasgow and GCPH (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) at the Social…
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