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Disadvantaged children face worse outcomes in some rich areas – report

Britain is in a ‘spiral of ever-growing division’ with rural and coastal regions being left behind, warns social mobility tsar.

Report slams 20 years of failure to improve social mobility in Britain

Social Mobility Commission says successive governments have failed to reduce the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’.

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge free school meals for all primary school children

The new policy will be funded by introducing VAT on private school fees.

Disabled Brits denied equal rights and an adequate standard of living, report says

EHRC report says benefit cuts are 'significantly affecting the already low living standards of disabled people'.

Call for 5% funding increase to save learning disabilities sector

Chancellor urged to take action in Spring Budget, or risk three in four providers running into deficit.

Disabled children in England ‘finding it increasingly hard to access council care’

Since 2004 the number of children with disabilities has risen by 50% but fewer appear to qualify for council help, according to National Children’s Bureau.

Labour pledge to reinstate student grants and EMA

Labour say the policy would be funded through a 1.5% increase to corporation tax.

Theresa May will be no friend to the poor and vulnerable, voting record shows

Theresa May's voting record will undoubtedly leave many people worried about what the future may hold.

69m children will die of preventable causes, says Unicef

UN children’s agency report highlights toll on youngsters by 2030 unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality on fighting poverty.

BAME Degree Graduates ‘Far More Likely To Be Unemployed’ Than White People

TUC calls for urgent action as analysis reveals BAME degree graduates are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white people.

Unicef Criticises UK’s Failure To Tackle Child Inequality

If not for benefits like tax credits the income gap between poor and wealthier children would be among the highest in Europe, says UNICEF.

Social Mobility Hindered By ‘Culture Of Inequality’ In School System – Peers

Lords report says curriculum focuses too much on academic route, leaving those who do not go to university unprepared for world of work.

Tory cuts leave poverty-stricken children too hungry to learn

NASUWT say "teachers and schools are being left to pick up the pieces of callous fiscal and social policies".

Disabled Children ‘Excluded From Their Own Communities’, Report Says

A new report due to be launched in parliament on Wednesday, reveals that disabled children with multiple needs face severe barriers to accessing play services, which effectively means they are often being "excluded from their own communities". The report - Making...

Disability Activists Say LSE Wrong To Shelve Welfare Lecture

Black Triangle among groups backing free speech, claiming college over-reacted to retorts about Adam Perkins benefits theory.

Corbyn Criticises PM Over Abolition Of Grants For Less Affluent Students

Labour leader tells David Cameron he has ‘form’ for introducing cuts without alerting electorate.

Jobcentre Staff To Give Jobs Advice To 12 Year Olds

Jobcentre Plus advisers will enter schools across England from September, offering employment advice to 12-18 year olds.

Bedroom Tax Harming Children’s Learning Amid Stress And Hunger, Experts Claim

Parents cutting back on food and clothing due to benefit reforms lead to adverse impacts and material hardship for children, researchers find.

No Pre-School, No Child Benefit, Tory Thinktank Says In Report On Poverty

Bright Blue, a liberal Conservative pressure group, argues poverty can be cut if parents send their children to Sure Start centres.

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Parents Face Child Benefit Deductions For Allowing Their Kids To Skip School

Parents who allow their children to be absent from school without permission could face Child Benefit deductions.

Labour Warns Children Would Go Hungry If Universal Free Meals Scrapped

Flagship policy of Nick Clegg to give free meals to all schoolchildren should not be canceled, says new shadow education secretary Lucy Powell.

Thousands Of Young People Pushed Into ‘Meaningless’ Low-Paid Apprenticeships

Exploitative apprenticeship schemes include low-paid jobs re-branded as apprenticeships in street cleaning, catering, laboring and retail.

Welfare Weekly Summary, 8 August 2015

This weeks biggest news from Welfare Weekly and others.

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