While there are some elements in the new bill that would improve how anti-social behaviour is tackled, The Children's Society is very disappointed that the government has in fact worsened anti-social behaviour measures for children. We fear that the measures could seriously affect the way children go about living their everyday lives.
There are 3.6million children living in poverty in the UK. Despite popular perceptions, most of them (58%) live in families where at least one parent works. Poverty is a very real issue for many low-income working families in the UK. One of the main difficulties families face right now is the cost of childcare. The only mention of childcare in the chancellor's statement was about preventing fraud.
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We very much hope that Alan Milburn, and the Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission once it is established, will put it to the government that they need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan which, even if it won't end child poverty by 2020, will prevent current projections becoming reality, and start working towards that goal once again.