Children in an age of austerity

By Haleema Wahid and Chris Dearden | 09 April 2014

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has introduced the biggest changes to state welfare in the history of its existence. There has been much political debate and on-going analysis of the coalition government’s reforms, but much remains to be said about the cumulative impacts of these reforms on children.

With this in mind, Advice Nottingham have produced a report to evaluate how welfare reform is affecting children in Nottingham. We present evidential conclusions – derived using information from our clients, local schools, and key commentators in the area of social policy and children’s rights.

In doing so, we seek to lay bare the realities of child poverty, where improvements and advances are ‘in danger of being eroded by some government welfare policies’ .

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