Child Poverty

Total 15 Posts

Open Letter to the Prime Minister β€” Feed the children.

3 min read
Statement on the Government withdrawal of half term food support for children.

How government spending goes to certain voters – and shapes inequality.

6 min read
Spending decisions can often be explained by look at who voted for the party in government.

Free school meals: Private profit rather than public benefit.

4 min read
Often, when bad things happen, we want to believe that this is an isolated error that can be easily rectified. More often, though, this error is systemic: the outcome of a system structured to do exactly this – like the UK school meal fiasco.

School reopening β€” No, Government doesn’t really care about children’s education.

23 min read
No, Boris Johnson and his government don’t care about children’s education. Tories care about the Economy, Money, and their good friends’ businesses and shares. They worry not about the little ones learning Maths and English but about their parents showing up at work every morning.

Free school meals debate shows how Victorian attitudes about undeserving poor persist.

4 min read
Your view on poverty depends on whether you see poverty as the result of individual or policy failings. Sometimes the public view of agency-driven poverty masks very real structural causes.

Open Letter to the Education Secretary β€” Eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals.

2 min read
The National Education Union is asking people to support and sign an open letter to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling upon him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals to all children who need them over the school holidays.

Free school meals: The lifelong impact of childhood food poverty.

4 min read
Whether the government likes it or not, the evidence is clear: children not eating a healthy diet will not perform as well at school as those who are well nourished. If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.
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