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Children 'bear brunt of parental debt'

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  • Thursday, May 8, 2014
Many of the 2.4 million children of parents who are in problem debt are going without basics such as food, clothing and heating, research by the Children's Society and StepChange Debt Charity has found.

Daily roundup: housing benefit, Hamzah Khan and Colin Green

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  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
Third of council tenants fall behind with rent since 'bedroom tax' introduced; body of four-year-old Hamzah Khan left in a house for two years, court told; and former Coventry DCS Colin Green joins Tower Hamlets safeguarding children's board, all in the news today.

Fuel poverty hits millions of children

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  • Friday, March 7, 2014
Millions of children are living in homes that are cold and damp because their parents can't afford to heat them properly, a report by the Children's Society has found.