Work not enough to stop children being trapped in poverty as number of children in severe poverty rises

More children in the UK are growing up in working families trapped in poverty. New Government data shows that, of the 4.1 million children in poverty overall, there has been an increase in the number of...

One in three areas cutting early mental health help for children

More than a third of local areas are cutting spending on early help for children and young people with mental health problems, according to analysis by the children’s commissioner for England. While...

Mother of girl with epilepsy has supply of medical cannabis confiscated

The mother of a nine-year-old girl with severe epilepsy wept as she had an illegal supply of medical cannabis confiscated by customs officials after entering the UK with the potentially life-saving medication...

Children in low-income families suffer ‘shame and social exclusion’

Children in low-income families suffer social exclusion and a sense of shame because they do not have enough food to eat, according to research published by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Many do not...

Met police ‘failing to tackle online child abuse’

The Metropolitan Police Service is failing to effectively tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation cases, according to a critical inspection report. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, and Fire and...

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