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There is more to poverty than income. But it still counts.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Monday 06 July 2015 / Inequality, Cost of living
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As the government reconsiders child poverty measures we need to think about income as well as other drivers.

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Invisible children: what needs to change

Posted by Natalia Schiffrin /

Wednesday 01 July 2015 / Children's rights, Law, Inequality
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Against the backdrop of threats to repeal the Human Rights Act, children's rights must be protected.

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Young service users visit the Scottish Parliament

Posted by Kay Steven /

Wednesday 30 July 2014 / Participation
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There are only 50 days to go until Scotland votes on independence and for the first time the voting age has been extended to include 16 and 17 year olds. So we took a group of service users along to the Scottish Parliament to find out more about how Parliament works.

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Young people in Wales help shape new law

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 25 July 2014 / Early intervention, Financial education
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Young people in Wales helped shape a new law which has just been proposed in the National Assembly for Wales. If it becomes a law, the Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill would make sure that young people who leave care have the skills they need to understand and manage their money when they live independently.

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Changing childcare for disabled children

Posted by Guest blogger /

Thursday 17 July 2014 / Children in care

Childcare for disabled children needs to change. Nikki Simpson and myself (Sam Beadle) attended the launch of the Parliamentary Inquiry into childcare for disabled children at the House Of Commons to hear how.

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