Migrant children need more government support, says charity

Children’s Society tells MPs an estimated 120,000 children living under the radar in UK face destitution due to immigration policy The government needs to do more to support an estimated 120,000 undocumented migrant children, who are living under the radar within the UK, the Children’s Society told MPs at a select committee hearing on Wednesday. […]


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Childcare commission to consider longer school days

Commission will explore ways to cut childcare costs, seen by Downing Street as one of the most pressing issues for families David Cameron is to announce a government childcare commission that will look at lengthening the school day and allowing childcare workers to look after more children at any one time, in an attempt to […]


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Childcare body ponders longer school days

Commission will explore ways to cut childcare costs, seen by Downing Street as one of the most pressing issues for families David Cameron is to announce a government childcare commission that will look at lengthening the school day and allowing childcare workers to look after more children at any one time, in an attempt to […]


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Privacy from state snooping defines a true democracy | Henry Porter

Government plans to allow email surveillance are among the most serious threats to freedom in the democratic world As we welcome the glimmers of democracy in Burma and applaud the heroic struggle for freedom and rights in countries such as Russia, China and Syria, it beggars belief that Britain now contemplates a law that will […]


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Downing Street wary of ‘narrow approach’ to measuring child poverty

Spokesman says prime minister wants to look at wider set of measures but has no plans to abandon targets of previous government Measuring child poverty by relative income is a “very narrow” approach that can fail to tackle deep-seated problems, Downing Street has said. David Cameron’s spokesman said the prime minister wanted to look at […]


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