Ben Hayles

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We must not alienate mums who juggle work with raising a disabled child

My career gives me strength to fight for my child's future – but many people's attitudes perpetuate poverty and isolation<p>As a young mother of a son with autism, pursuing a career in PR was never going to be easy. When my son was three, his social worker told me I wouldn't be able to have a career …

Not enough jobs, not enough hours, not enough pay - report reveals shocking rise of in-work poverty in Wales

More working families in Wales are now living in poverty compared to the number of out of work families, according to a new report published today …

Demographics

Why ethnicity matters for local authority action on poverty

With racism on the rise and poverty higher among all ethnic minority groups than White British people, this publication outlines the key points that …

Race & Ethnicity

The cost of living and poverty

• Published 5th Nov 2014<br>• Authors: Adam Tinson, , Peter Kenway, , , , Tom MacInnes,<br>• Category: Income and Poverty<p>This literature review examines evidence …

World Economy

JRF

100 years on from suffrage, our jobs market locks women into poverty<p>We must make work pay if we’re to improve living standards<p>Why it’s time to tell a …

Voting

JRF: “changes to welfare system making poverty worse, cutting incomes of poorest”

Income Inequality

Landlords' strategies to address poverty and disadvantage

Low-rent housing has played a significant role in reducing poverty in England.<p>However, welfare reform, the rising cost of living and changes to the …

Housing

Child poverty rates soar as the Westminster coalition's austerity cuts bite, Unicef report warns

Austerity has driven a massive rise in the number of children living in poverty in the UK - while other countries are seeing a fall, children's …

Housing

A UK without poverty

Poverty is a cost the UK cannot afford.<p>It wastes people’s potential and drains public finances, hampering economic growth. If we don’t act it is …

Poverty

Traditional breadwinner families now the largest group in poverty in low-pay Britain

The two reports published today (by IPPR and NatCen) show almost a third of families with children living in poverty are single breadwinner couple …

Income Inequality

Digital exclusion is a modern social evil we can abolish

Almost 20% of the UK population still lack basic internet skills, but there's a tremendous opportunity to empower people, transform lives and support vulnerable groups<p>It's easy to forget that 9.5 million people – nearly 20% of the UK population – lack the basic online skills needed to send and …

Poverty and education: a 'lost decade' for Spain's children

A new Unicef report has highlighted the large increases in child poverty in southern Europe. One in three Spanish children live in poverty or at risk of social exclusion, and the school dropout rate is nearly 25%<p>Despite some recent good news for Spain’s economy, the past years of recession have …

Hungarians stage Budapest protest against internet tax

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1119000/1119032_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518559191_98af78ab32bf88029e403c16288a3393<p><b>Thousands of protesters in the Hungarian capital Budapest have demanded a halt to a proposed law which would place a tax on internet use.</b><p>Demonstrators …

Europe

Sun agony aunt to help government taskforce boost social workers' image

The Sun's agony aunt Deidre Sanders is among members of a government taskforce charged with finding ways to restore the battered public reputation of social work in the wake of the Baby P controversy, it was announced today.<p>Camden council's chief executive, Moira Gibb, a former social worker and …

Poverty and class: the latest themes to enter the US banned-books debate

Sex and religion have long vexed self-appointed guardians of US school and library reading habits, but now objectors are trying to add social inequality to their list of unacceptable topics<p>Late last month, for the 32nd year in a row, Banned Books Week was marked across the US. Spearheaded by the …

Public attitudes towards poverty

• harder views towards poverty remain, but the economic circumstances of recent years have encouraged some to reconsider both who might be affected by …

Poverty

2020 targets on child poverty likely to be missed without action from business

Social mobility is not just responsibility of government; more businesses should recognise their responsibility in ensuring people are given a chance<p>Inequality is once again in the spotlight, with the chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission calling for urgent action to overturn …

Michael Gove on a quest to reform social work training

Education secretary to say that great practice is too often undermined by dogma<p>Michael Gove, the education secretary, will announce a "personal" mission for a radical plan to reform social work on Monday – citing his own life which was "transformed because of the skill of social workers and the …

Young homeless people should not be turfed into inappropriate housing

Under-25s need tailored preparation for adult life to avoid being thrown into the bed and breakfast bear pit<p>The trend of targeting young people under 25 for savings in the welfare budget continues. The latest report from Homeless Link, Young and Homeless suggests that it is increasingly difficult …

New rules to stop Birmingham children in care being scattered around the UK

Children in care may no longer be sent to homes hundreds of miles from Birmingham under new Government rules.<p>The new regulations will be introduced …

Young people 'feel they have nothing to live for'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1040000/1040718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518134968_1c203aa6530acad47048325ddb918f9d<p><b>As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince's Trust charity …

Mental Health

Hundreds of children 'detained in police cells'

<b>Hundreds of children in England and Wales have been held under the Mental Health Act and locked in police cells because officers did not have anywhere else to take them, the BBC has learned.</b><p>There were 305 detentions of under-18s in the first 11 months of 2013, Radio 4's the World This Weekend found.<p>…

Mental Health

Teenagers at risk after having to leave foster care too soon

MPs back campaign for young care-leavers to get council funding to stay in their family homes until the age of 21<p>"At 15 and three quarters, looked-after children get their 'leaving care worker', and then they start talking about how you'll get this wonderful flat and £1,000 to furnish it," says …

Care leavers need a strong emotional support network

The focus remains on offering financial and practical support, but these young people also need emotional aid<p>I recently qualified as a social worker and currently work in a local authority children in care team. Before qualifying I completed a dissertation exploring the emotional support network …

The state must not neglect children it has taken into care

More children are taken into care as we better understand the impact of parental neglect. But are councils equipped to support them?<p>The number of children coming into care continues to rise at a steady pace. This is because we now understand that neglect is every bit as damaging to a child as other …

Quarter of children performing poorly due to problems at home, study finds

Researchers found children were likely to have educational development impaired if families had multiple social issues<p>More than a quarter of children in the UK are not reaching their potential at school because of poor living conditions and unwell parents, a study has found.<p>Researchers from the …

Having adult children at home is a blessing, not a curse

My 21-year-old daughter still lives at home. She may be untidy and we keep different hours, but she brings a vibrancy to the house that we'd miss<p>Her bedroom is a bit of a tip, her friends come and go at all times of the day and night, and she's not amazing at doing the washing up. But I feel …

Ofsted unveils inspection framework for children's services

The regulator’s new inspection framework for children’s services, published today, will start being used from November to assess the quality of all …

Police using stop and search powers on under-tens

Police in the West Midlands have been using stop and search powers on primary school children.<p>Shock figures obtained by the Sunday Mercury reveal …