Our new report, 'In the eye of the storm: Britain's forgotten children and families' highlights the need to protect children from the impact of austerity measures and start a national debate on the needs of children.This research has been conducted by Landman Economics, on behalf of Action for Children, the Children's Society and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).By joining forces we aim to increase our influence on government and kick-start a national debate across as many audiences as possible. As well as the political implications, working in partnership has also enabled us to foster good working relationships with these highly reputable charities.
The research shows that the most vulnerable families and their children are being most heavily affected by changes to the tax and benefits system, as well as being hit by spending cuts affecting public services. The number of children living in vulnerable families is also set to rise. Here are some of the main findings from the research:
We are using these findings to make recommendations to the government. We would like the government to:
This research strengthens our campaign to hold governments to account for the impact their decisions have on disadvantaged children. These findings will feed into Red Book 2012 and will provide us with an opportunity to meet with policy makers and influence their decision making.
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