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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.

This is how the government can improve children's lives

Although all the political parties featured children's issues in their manifestos, with all of the debate about national priorities in the run-up to the general election, I am sure I was not alone in being disappointed that children did not feature more prominently in the promises made by any of them.

Welfare reforms will make children's lives worse

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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I published a joint statement last week with my fellow children's commissioners across the UK about an issue that has kept many people across the children's sector both busy, and awake at night: the Welfare Reform Bill.

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.

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