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Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem
childcare
Childcare

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem

Parents have been promised increased access to free childcare as costs bite. But when they try and secure a place for their child, many are finding that there are no spots left
How privatisation of foster care is turning vulnerable children into money-making commodities
Care

How privatisation of foster care is turning vulnerable children into money-making commodities

Children forced to sleep on floors as parents skip meals due to cost of living – something has to give
children
Child poverty

Children forced to sleep on floors as parents skip meals due to cost of living – something has to give

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'
Mental health

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'

'We're punished for being different': Black girls excluded from school at double rate of white pupils
Education

'We're punished for being different': Black girls excluded from school at double rate of white pupils

28 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the February half term
kids eat free/ easter holidays
Cost of living crisis

28 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the February half term

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate
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Child poverty

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate

'Illegal vapes are already flooding the market': What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?
disposable vape ban
Disposable vapes

'Illegal vapes are already flooding the market': What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going
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Maggie Gordon-Walker

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Women, family and children
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Women, family and children

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'
Books

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?
free childcare
Childcare

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?

How UK's two-child benefit cap is trapping kids in poverty and pushing families to 'breaking point'
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Child poverty

How UK's two-child benefit cap is trapping kids in poverty and pushing families to 'breaking point'

Parents can now apply for 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how
free childcare
Cost of living crisis

Parents can now apply for 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money
teen walks away into nightime cityscape
Carolyne Willow

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money

I was groomed by drug gangs and forced into slavery, aged 9. I'm lucky to have made it out alive
modern slavery
Modern slavery

I was groomed by drug gangs and forced into slavery, aged 9. I'm lucky to have made it out alive

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor
30 hours free childcare
Childcare

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor

Thousands of 16 and 17-year-old children were homeless in England last year – and 'treated like adults'
Young people are at high risk of homelessness and exploitation.
Homelessness

Thousands of 16 and 17-year-old children were homeless in England last year – and 'treated like adults'

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well
children's minister
Exclusive

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well

Child poverty in the UK: Latest figures as more plunged into destitution amid cost of living crisis
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Child poverty

Child poverty in the UK: Latest figures as more plunged into destitution amid cost of living crisis

One million UK children experienced 'horrifying levels of destitution' last year, study finds
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Child poverty

One million UK children experienced 'horrifying levels of destitution' last year, study finds

Tory by-election candidate blasted over post telling jobless, struggling parents to 'f**k off'
Conservative Party

Tory by-election candidate blasted over post telling jobless, struggling parents to 'f**k off'

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system
Asylum seekers

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare
single mother/ universal credit
Childcare

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare

Life was tough for the young Jax Jones. Then he found music
Jax Jones
opinion

Life was tough for the young Jax Jones. Then he found music