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Social Metrics Commission launches a new measure of UK poverty

17 September 2018
The Social Metrics Commission (SMC) is an independent commission founded in 2016, that has brought together thinkers from the right and left with data and analytical experts to develop a new approach to measuring poverty.

Educational psychologists call for UK-wide smacking ban

12 September 2018
Smacking is harmful to children's mental health and a UK-wide ban should be introduced, the organisation representing educational psychologists, has said.

Biggest cuts to care for families and children are in the most deprived areas

12 September 2018
Nearly all the austerity-era funding cuts to services supporting families have fallen in the most economically-deprived areas of England, according to a new report by NPI. 

New study finds 4million UK children too poor to have a healthy diet

06 September 2018
Almost 4 million children in the UK live in households that would struggle to afford to buy enough fruit, vegetables, fish and other healthy foods to meet the official nutrition guidelines, a groundbreaking food poverty study reveals.

Latest 'Good Childhood Report' published

01 September 2018
The Children's Society has published this year's Good Childhood Report, finding that gender stereotypes and a focus on appearances is damaging children's wellbeing and contributing to rising levels of self-harm, especially amongst girls:

Councils get funding to boost children's access to 'trusted adults'

01 September 2018
Projects that support vulnerable children by helping them to build close relationships with trusted adults in the community are to receive £13m of government funding.

At least 420,000 children in England live in households with the "toxic trio" of domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental illness present, according to new estimates.

21 August 2018
The Office of the Children's Commissioner for England used data from a 2014 mental health survey of adults to calculate the figure, which it said is the best estimate yet of the toxic trio's prevalence. The commissioner's analysis concluded that 420,000 children and young people under 18 are in hom...

Increased demand for foodbank supplies for children over summer holidays

21 August 2018
The Trussell Trust has published figures that show last July and August saw an increase of emergency food supplies to children, from 70,510 in May and June to 74,011 in the summer holidays.
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