The number of homeless children in Britain is at its highest level in a decade, shocking new research reveals.
Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.
Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.
Britain is in a ‘spiral of ever-growing division’ with rural and coastal regions being left behind, warns social mobility tsar.
Labour leader says Tory social security policy "is causing debt, hardship and homelessness", and calls for an "immediately pause" to the rollout of Universal Credit.
The Children’s Commissioners from all four UK nations call on Chancellor Philip Hammond to reverse years of social security cuts.
With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.
UK Government continue to defend the indefensible 'rape clause' and two-child tax credits policy, says SNP MP.
Tories accused of a “colossal failure of public policy”, as charity warns years of cuts have created "an austerity generation whose childhoods and life chances will be scarred".
Government urged to suspend universal credit job-seeking requirements "until sufficient childcare and flexible work opportunities are available".
IFS forecast that 37% of children will be in relative poverty by 2022 would see all progress made in the last 20 years undone.
New survey reveals that many councils are struggling to provide children and their families with the support they desperately need.
Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two children.
Thinktank says unless design problem is addressed, government could face a £600m bill.
Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leaders.
Families of under-threes with life-shortening conditions were unable to access the full Disability Living Allowance payment.
The proposal would see an extra £10 a week go to children from low-income Scottish families.
Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.
UK Government urged to commit to funding school milk subsidies after Brexit.
Flaws in the welfare system are leaving children and their families hungry and at risk of starvation, a Cornish foodbank has warned.
EIS President Nicola Fisher criticised unjust cuts to social security benefits affecting children and families.
SNP join charities and anti-poverty campaigners in calling on the UK Government to end the benefit freeze and scrap the two-child cap on tax credit.
Scottish Green Party call on the Scottish Government to help mitigate the devastating effects of the lower benefits cap on children in Scotland.
Scottish bishops back campaign to lift 30,000 children in Scotland out of poverty by increasing child benefit by £5 a week.