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31 March 2021
Tory MP Andrea Leadsom announced her 'Start for Life' proposal last week. Her plan to establish a 'new service' for children up to age two is being trumpeted as an innovative service
16 December 2020
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that 2.4 million, including half a million children, experienced "destitution" in 2019 - before coronavirus reached the UK
28 October 2020
Big business got billions - Fight for what we need:
1 May 2019
Teachers and support staff at Valentine Primary School are celebrating an important victory
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
19 September 2018
A quarter of a million families are bringing up children under the age of four in "non-decent" homes according to a recent report
29 August 2018
Feed your child or heat the house; buy a school uniform or pay the electricity bill - these are the kinds of impossible choices faced by more and more working parents every day
11 April 2018
"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."
31 January 2018
In parts of London and Greater Manchester you are now more likely to grow up poor than not
8 November 2017
Welfare cuts are set to make child poverty soar over the next five years to 5.2 million kids
11 October 2017
The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.
5 April 2017
A raft of callous Tory measures starting on 6 April will push another 200,000 kids below the breadline, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.
22 March 2017
Four million kids in poverty, single parents to lose £2,850, and a paltry £5 million to help mothers back into work
7 September 2016
Bailiffs collected council tax debts from 19,212 London homes in 2015-16. This is 51% up on the year before, according to the Child Poverty Action Group and Z2K charities.
31 August 2016
Teaching unions must call coordinated national action: Education policy stands at something of a crossroads and the new academic year will be a significant one.
13 July 2016
In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
24 February 2016
The Labour-controlled county council has announced that 32 of Derbyshire's 51 children's centres are to close this year, with up to 200 redundancies - their most vicious assault on workers yet in the £157 million cuts they're making.
9 September 2015
Are schoolchildren getting more badly behaved? If so, why?
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
24 June 2015
By 2020, almost a quarter of UK children will lack the basic necessities needed to keep body and soul together.
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