Sunday, December 6, 2020

Children

“We are facing a child poverty crisis,” charity warns

Plea to increase benefits as 100,000 more children are pushed into poverty.

Coronavirus: Call for £35 a week child benefit top-up

Plaid Cymru leader says temporary uplift would help families who are struggling to make ends meet amid Coronavirus pandemic.

Poverty campaigners call for £10 boost to child benefit if schools are forced to close due to Coronavirus

Low-income families face extra financial pressure and the loss of free school meals, charity warns.

Number of Scottish children receiving free school meals triples in a decade

Analysis suggests that free school meals save hard-up families more than £450 a year for each child.

DWP faces legal challenge over Universal Credit childcare provisions

Working mum on Universal Credit says she had to resort to using a ‘payday lender’ to pay upfront childcare costs.

Budget 2020: Tories urged to scrap ‘cruel and sinister’ two-child benefit limit

Two-child benefit limit blamed for pushing families and their children into poverty.

Poverty and welfare cuts linked to rising baby deaths

Report calls for urgent changes to health and welfare policies to prevent unnecessary baby deaths.

Landmark High Court ruling could see thousands of unmarried parents given higher bereavement benefits

Landmark High Court judgement that denying new-style bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights.

One in five adults have experienced child abuse, research shows

ONS research reveals that 1 in 5 adults in England and Wales experienced a form of child abuse before they turned 16.

Tory leadership hopeful defends comment that people on benefits “cannot have as many children as they like”

Scottish Tory leadership candidate doubles down on "ugly" comments made about benefit claimants.

A £35 per week ‘Welsh Child Payment’ could ‘lift 50,000 children out of poverty’, says Plaid leader

Eradicating child poverty remains a priority for Plaid Cymru, says Leader Adam Price.

Young family with disabled child left homeless after benefits blunder

Council failed to correctly calculate the family's housing benefit entitlement and wrongly told landlord they owed £8,000 in overpaid benefits.

UK failing in its ‘humanitarian’ obligation to provide protection for vulnerable child refugees, says SNP

Home Office is set to fail in its commitment to resettle 3,000 vulnerable refugee children by 2020.

One million UK children face a Christmas without warmth or fresh food, charity warns

Action for Children says child poverty levels are at the worst they can remember.

A child becomes homeless in Britain every eight minutes, report reveals

Shelter calls on every political party to put housing at the top of its domestic agenda.

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