Ben Hayles

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

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 at all. I was 21 and, having just completed a degree, that was devastating to hear. But it made me determined to prove …

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 …

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 …

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 …

JRF

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Digital exclusion is a modern social evil we can abolish | Tristan Wilkinson

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

Despite some recent good news for Spain’s economy, the past years of recession have inevitably left a mark on the country and its society.<p>Earlier this year, Spain posted its strongest growth since the financial crisis began as Spanish GDP rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2014. High …

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__=1524787207_ae1a45aeae63368f59089086978eacc4<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 …

Sun agony aunt to help 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

Late last month, for the 32nd year in a row, Banned Books Week was marked across the US. Spearheaded by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, the annual salute to the freedom to read has become a fixture. It aims to counterbalance perennial challenges to 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 …

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

Inequality is once again in the spotlight, with the chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission calling for urgent action to overturn failing policy to lift people out of poverty. While much of Alan Milburn’s criticism was directed at the three main political parties, employment …

Michael Gove on a quest to reform social work training

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 love of parents who were not my biological mother and father" as proof of the …

Young homeless people should not be turfed into inappropriate housing

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 to place young people who are homeless in suitable accommodation. Of the local authorities surveyed, 43% are …

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__=1524765604_e2f95617b4dbe79587b55e366ca27bf4<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 …

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>…

Teenagers at risk after having to leave foster care too soon

"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 foster carer Glynis Wall. "They took Kim to see hostels, but at 16 she was just not streetwise and couldn't have …

Care leavers need a strong emotional support network

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 for care leavers as I was interested in this time of transition.<p>Despite the fact that "the role of family and …

The state must not neglect children it has taken into care

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 forms of maltreatment. Though it is good that we are now, at last, making use of research findings about the impact of neglect, we …

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

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 University of London's Institute of Education and the University of Sussex analysed the intellectual development of …

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

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 blessed to have my 21-year-old daughter still living with us at home – and I'm a bit mystified about why today's news that the number of young Britons …

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 …