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More than 350,000 children 'destitute', study finds

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  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
Around 365,000 children experienced destitution at some point last year due to lacking a number of the basic daily living essentials such as shelter, food, heating, lighting, clothing or basic toiletries, a study has found.

Analysis projects rise in 'homeless' families

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  • Friday, August 11, 2017
There are 50,000 children living in 'homeless' households, with numbers projected to rise by a quarter over the next decade unless the government tackles the problem, analysis reveals.

Cross-government child poverty unit scrapped

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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The government's cross-departmental child poverty unit has been abolished, with the government confirming that its functions have been subsumed into the wider remit of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).