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‘Truly dreadful’ poverty rise must prompt Government action

Responding to official statistics showing 200,000 more children are now living in poverty, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: ‘These figures are truly dreadful. The Government was repeatedly warned of the likely consequences of reducing support for the poorest people in the country and now we can see the results. Austerity has […]

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June Brown supports campaign to make vulnerable children’s voices heard this Christmas

One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, June Brown, is launching The Children’s Society’s annual Christingle campaign, to help raise £1.2 million for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people this Advent and Christmas season. June, whose TV acting career spans almost 60 years, is launching the Christingle campaign which is raising awareness of the issues […]

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2.6 million poor children miss out on crucial fuel poverty support

Only 1 in 3 of UK’s poorest children are benefitting from the government’s Warm Home Discount, leaving as many as 2.6 million children out in the cold, new analysis from The Children’s Society has found. As temperatures plummeted as low as -10c in part of England and Wales this winter, the Children’s Society estimates that […]

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