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Help families in poverty trap

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The steady rise in child poverty in recent years is a national disgrace, and should be a code-red priority for political parties of every hue.

Legal Update: Caring for refugee children

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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the UK government's response to the refugee crisis and foster care provision for refugee children.

Buttle UK - small grants programme

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  • Monday, September 14, 2015
Buttle UK has been helping children and young people across the UK since 1953. Its small grants programme funds essential items such as beds, fridges and cookers for individuals and families who are in significant need.

Divisive cuts and reforms must be countered with radical collaboration

As the election dust settles, I have found myself thinking about physics even more than I have about policy. Specifically, I have been thinking about Newton's Third Law - "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" - and how it might inform strategies for action from the children's voluntary sector over the coming years.

In Focus: Family support

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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
All the research shows that it is never too early to transform a child's life chances. The school readiness gap between disadvantaged children and their peers can be as wide as 19 months on their first day of school and once children have fallen behind, their chances of catching up are slim.

Seeking the way out of child poverty

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014
Despite government promises to eliminate child poverty, figures show it is on the rise. Charlotte Goddard examines some of the key proposals for tackling poverty and explores what is working on the ground.

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