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As Alan Milburn and Baroness Shephard, chairman and deputy chairman of a new Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission call on Government to do more to meet the global 2020 target on child poverty, Nushra Mansuri has described the latest statistics on the number of children defined as being impoverished…
SCOTLAND’S chief medical officer is calling for more to be done to drive up literacy standards and help lift more children out of poverty.
This Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 nations of the industrialized world. Its purpose is to encourage monitoring, to permit comparison, and to stimulate the discussion and development of policies to improve children's lives. The report represents a…
A study examined the challenges faced by young unemployed people looking for work, focusing on those with limited education and skills and from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Even in the stronger local job market investigated, there were 24 unemployed people chasing each retail vacancy available through Jobcentre Plus, and 50 for each…
A think-tank report said that 24,000 families in Scotland - 4 per cent of the total population of families with children - faced severe disadvantage (defined as having four or more disadvantages out of a list of seven that included low income, worklessness, no qualifications, and ill-health). Unmarried households with…
A report examined the impact of public spending decisions on vulnerable children and families. It said that 2 out of 3 of the most vulnerable families were struggling with more severe issues than a year previously: yet by April 2012 only 12 per cent of the planned public spending cuts…
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