Entries by Anne Marie Carrie from 11/2012

Debating How Child Poverty Is Measured Must Not Distract From Urgent Action Needed to Tackle It

| Posted 11.14.2012 | UK Politics

Barnardo's believes that the scandal of child poverty in this country will only be tackled when action is taken to improve both the income and the access to services that the poorest families have. We know that money matters to the poorest families - especially when rising living costs, stagnating wages, a weak labour market and spending cuts are placing more pressure on them than ever before. Many families in poverty in the UK live on just £12 per person per day after housing costs. That £12 has to stretch to cover everything: food, electricity, water, gas, bus fares.

More Needs to be Done to Protect Vulnerable Children From Sexual Exploitation

| Posted 11.18.2012 | UK Politics

We need to see drastic changes to make sure the abusers who control such vulnerable children for sex and personal gain do not get away with it.