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Marmot Review: Ten years on

Posted by Imran Hussain /

Tuesday 25 February 2020 / Early intervention, Government spending, Inequality
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Director of Policy Imran Hussain reflects on the recent Marmot Review, which found a 'slowdown in life expectancy'.

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Support for child victims of domestic abuse: patchy, piecemeal and precarious

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There are on average 692 cases a day of children assessed by social services to be at risk of domestic violence.

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Thirty years later, is it time to revisit the guiding principles of the Children Act?

Wednesday 20 November 2019 / Children's rights
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Children’s views and wishes must now be taken into account in any decision.

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How the Queen’s Speech can still work for vulnerable children

Tuesday 15 October 2019 / Inequality, Child neglect
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With the Domestic Abuse Bill passing its Second Reading, there's a chance to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

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Children are heading for a decade of crisis - not 'renewal'

Wednesday 04 September 2019 / Government spending
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The Chancellor says his Spending Round will “turn the page on austerity” - but it's difficult to see the evidence

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