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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...this week, we were pleased to hear Mr Swinney reaffirm his commitment to eradicating child poverty. At a time when many families are facing significant cost-of-living pressures and 1 in 4 children in Scotland are growing up in...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

Why child healthy weight matters

“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

Children in Scotland reveals full programme for Annual Conference 2024

child poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... child poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first child poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child poverty research

...of young people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child poverty rates across the UK...


25 Calls response: child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme poverty in Britain. Responding...


An opportunity to strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill

... An opportunity to strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill Children in Scotland has urged MSPs to push for the inclusion of measures that will strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish...

Legislation News Scottish Parliament

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

... ‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’ Children in Scotland has responded to the recent Westminster benefit cap inquiry, warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child poverty and...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

... Action needed now to tackle 'worrying' rates of child poverty 13 Jul 2022 Research revealing that levels of child poverty remain disturbingly high in Scotland has prompted renewed calls for action. The End child poverty coalition, of which...

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25 Calls response: Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child poverty

... Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child poverty 9 October 2019 For Challenge Poverty Week, Jen Gracie on behalf of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) responds to Calls 1, 2 and...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced last month (click to read),...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

25 Calls response: Where there are child protection concerns, poverty can be the elephant in the room
25calls

We applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling poverty

...Calls response Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable Click to read the full response 25 Calls response Struggling families need more money in...


‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...the need for improved mental health support for children, and why we must recognise that tackling child poverty, abuse and neglect requires a collective effort. “This campaign marks the extent to which children’s issues have been driven up the...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’
Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

An exciting time to be working on children's rights

Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...Fund was designed to increase access to childcare for those families most at risk of experiencing child poverty. Between October 2021 and March 2022, the Fund invested more than £2 million into 15 projects across Scotland. National charity...

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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level
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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...Government to take forward a series of calls made as part of both the Children in Scotland and End child poverty coalition’s manifestos, which we believe should be considered as elements of the Minimum Income Guarantee. This includes: Doubling...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...called-for investment in early, holistic support for families. Poverty “As members of the End child poverty Coalition, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland
appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child poverty targets, delivery plan and new Scottish Child Payment must inform every aspect of our country’s approach to renewal The world has...

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Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

... Magazine / News: Report warns child poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now

... Magazine / Comment: We need to prioritise action to end child poverty now Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment...

child poverty

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

... "Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not ceiling, for our ambition" 12 Feb 2021 With increasing numbers of families experiencing financial hardship, we need to be ambitious - and put money directly into the pockets of parents,...


End child poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign (2017-)

...End child poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign With 1 in 4 children in Scotland currently living in poverty, Children in Scotland is committed to making a change. It is our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty

... Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty By John McKendrick Loss of the village Those of a certain age are prone to lament the demise of community and neighbourhoods where the welfare of children was the responsibility of...


Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty

... Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty By John Dickie and Peter Kelly Between now and 2022, Scotland will introduce a new income supplement for low income families; a welcome step that...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
childcare Children early learning Early years Families

New report explores poverty and the care system

...(click here for more) and conducted by One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) with support from the child poverty Action Group (CPAG), the report, ‘Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care', found that parents already living in...

care system Children Poverty research

New funding announced to improve childcare

...on the lowest incomes, specifically the six priority family types identified in the Tackling child poverty Delivery Plan – lone parent families, minority ethnic families, families with a disabled adult or child, families with a mother under...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors

...people aged 16-25 invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors Posted 05.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour child poverty Poverty rights young people Young people aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in tackling the causes of child...

child poverty Poverty rights young people

Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
Children's rights human rights

Scottish Child Payment to be increased

...as part of Programme for Government Posted 06 September, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Poverty programme for government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to set out a raft of actions to...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

Grant opens for families with young children

...help families of children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Project launches to support childminder recruitment

...content Pioneering community project takes next steps  Mar 8, 2022 Report warns child poverty targets could be missed Jan 25,...

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First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment....

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Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...from Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading...

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For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...content Food, Families, Futures project- 2015-2020 25 Calls campaign response: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment

...Head of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland said: “As members of the End child poverty Commission, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Cutting the cost of the school day

...for exploring new ways to cut the cost of the school day Posted 05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health We need a radical shift and long-term prevention measures...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Bridging Payment to be doubled

...to be doubled following calls from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families

...meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families Posted 30 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty The City of Edinburgh Council has voted to clear school meal debts for...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC

...free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union...

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Rewind welfare reform says new report

...welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

...Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal Credit claimants don’t feel...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit


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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...this week, we were pleased to hear Mr Swinney reaffirm his commitment to eradicating child poverty. At a time when many families are facing significant cost-of-living pressures and 1 in 4 children in Scotland are growing up in...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

Why child healthy weight matters

“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

Children in Scotland reveals full programme for Annual Conference 2024

child poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... child poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first child poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child poverty research

...of young people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child poverty rates across the UK...


25 Calls response: child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme poverty in Britain. Responding...


An opportunity to strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill

... An opportunity to strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill Children in Scotland has urged MSPs to push for the inclusion of measures that will strengthen the child poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish...

Legislation News Scottish Parliament

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

... ‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’ Children in Scotland has responded to the recent Westminster benefit cap inquiry, warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child poverty and...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

... Action needed now to tackle 'worrying' rates of child poverty 13 Jul 2022 Research revealing that levels of child poverty remain disturbingly high in Scotland has prompted renewed calls for action. The End child poverty coalition, of which...

child poverty child poverty targets

25 Calls response: Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child poverty

... Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child poverty 9 October 2019 For Challenge Poverty Week, Jen Gracie on behalf of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) responds to Calls 1, 2 and...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced last month (click to read),...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

25 Calls response: Where there are child protection concerns, poverty can be the elephant in the room
25calls

We applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling poverty

...Calls response Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable Click to read the full response 25 Calls response Struggling families need more money in...


‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...the need for improved mental health support for children, and why we must recognise that tackling child poverty, abuse and neglect requires a collective effort. “This campaign marks the extent to which children’s issues have been driven up the...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’
Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

An exciting time to be working on children's rights

Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...Fund was designed to increase access to childcare for those families most at risk of experiencing child poverty. Between October 2021 and March 2022, the Fund invested more than £2 million into 15 projects across Scotland. National charity...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level
community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...Government to take forward a series of calls made as part of both the Children in Scotland and End child poverty coalition’s manifestos, which we believe should be considered as elements of the Minimum Income Guarantee. This includes: Doubling...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...called-for investment in early, holistic support for families. Poverty “As members of the End child poverty Coalition, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland
appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child poverty targets, delivery plan and new Scottish Child Payment must inform every aspect of our country’s approach to renewal The world has...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty


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Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

... Magazine / News: Report warns child poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now
post

... Magazine / Comment: We need to prioritise action to end child poverty now Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment...

child poverty

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
post

... "Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not ceiling, for our ambition" 12 Feb 2021 With increasing numbers of families experiencing financial hardship, we need to be ambitious - and put money directly into the pockets of parents,...


End child poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign (2017-)
post

...End child poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign With 1 in 4 children in Scotland currently living in poverty, Children in Scotland is committed to making a change. It is our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
post

... Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty By John McKendrick Loss of the village Those of a certain age are prone to lament the demise of community and neighbourhoods where the welfare of children was the responsibility of...


Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty
post

... Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty By John Dickie and Peter Kelly Between now and 2022, Scotland will introduce a new income supplement for low income families; a welcome step that...


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
postchildcare Children early learning Early years Families

New report explores poverty and the care system
post

...(click here for more) and conducted by One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) with support from the child poverty Action Group (CPAG), the report, ‘Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care', found that parents already living in...

care system Children Poverty research

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

...on the lowest incomes, specifically the six priority family types identified in the Tackling child poverty Delivery Plan – lone parent families, minority ethnic families, families with a disabled adult or child, families with a mother under...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors
post

...people aged 16-25 invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors Posted 05.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour child poverty Poverty rights young people Young people aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in tackling the causes of child...

child poverty Poverty rights young people

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
postchildcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
postChildren's rights human rights

Scottish Child Payment to be increased
post

...as part of Programme for Government Posted 06 September, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Poverty programme for government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to set out a raft of actions to...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

Grant opens for families with young children
post

...help families of children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Project launches to support childminder recruitment
post

...content Pioneering community project takes next steps  Mar 8, 2022 Report warns child poverty targets could be missed Jan 25,...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
post

...Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment....

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...from Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
post

...content Food, Families, Futures project- 2015-2020 25 Calls campaign response: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment
post

...Head of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland said: “As members of the End child poverty Commission, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...for exploring new ways to cut the cost of the school day Posted 05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health We need a radical shift and long-term prevention measures...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Bridging Payment to be doubled
post

...to be doubled following calls from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families
post

...meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families Posted 30 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty The City of Edinburgh Council has voted to clear school meal debts for...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
post

...Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
post

...free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

...welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
post

...Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal Credit claimants don’t feel...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit