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Why Families on a Low Income are Spending More During Covid-19

The Pandemic Pressures study is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation think-tank and the Nuffield Foundation-funded Covid Realities research project at the University of York. In general, average household spending has fallen by 10 per cent during the pandemic with decreased spend on leisure activities, meals out, holidays and commuting costs.

Giving children a better start in life

The National Lottery-funded A Better Start programme to boost early child development celebrates its fifth birthday this month. Those involved in the programme highlight its achievements to date.

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.

Study highlights postcode lottery of child health

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  • Monday, September 7, 2015
The health and development of children under five varies dramatically between different parts of England, with a child living in one area far more likely to be condemned to poor health than another living relatively close by, a study has found.

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.

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