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Mother and child walking home from school
by Chris Pierson  |  17th June 2022

Chris Pierson, author of 'The Next Welfare State?' shows that the welfare state alone cannot realise social change – even if that social change is nothing more adventurous than reducing child poverty.…Read more

Teenager in hoodie on path

Drawing on the 'Moving, Always Moving' report from the Children's Society - published today - this article shows the value of listening to children speak about the failure of the policies that shape their lives, and calls for them to be heard in the post-COVID-19 rebuild.…Read more

Classroom
by Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson  |  19th August 2020

Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson, co-editors of 'Poverty in Education Across the UK', discuss extreme poverty in the UK and look at how people from certain communities, jurisdictions and postcodes face higher poverty and poorer educational outcomes than others.…Read more

An empty school hallway
by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

Photo of a child sat on a bench with a teddy bear in hand
by Morag Treanor  |  16th January 2020

Morag Treanor, author of Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive, looks at how the Conservative government's lack of pledges to mitigate the effects of social security cuts will in