These explanatory notes sit alongside the Debt Respite Bill and explain the provisions in the draft bill and how they would support and protect children living in families facing problem debt.
This briefing summarises the impact of the announcements in the Autumn Statement 2016 on children and families
The Debt Respite Bill is a draft copy of a Private Members Bill being presented to parliament by Kelly Tolhurst MP. The Bill would introduce a statutory breathing space for families with children in debt to protect them from enforcement action, fees and interest charges.
This briefing outlines the policy recommendations The Children's Society would like to see adopted in the Autumn Statement. This includes a statutory breathing space for families in debt, an end to the four year freeze on children's benefits, increased support for low income working families and a reversal to the decision to limit the child elements of child tax credit to the first two children in a household.
Read our response to the UK's record on childrens rights
This is The Children's Society's official response to the consultation from Ofgem on proposals to cap costs for the installation of pre-payment meters.
Power to test different ways of working - Children and Social Work Bill, Report stage briefing, House of Lords
Briefing ahead of the Report stage debate on clauses 29-33 of the Children and Social Work Bill for members of the House of Lords.
A two page briefing for parliamentarians outlining the case for a breathing space to support children and families in debt. A breathing space would place a freeze on enforcement action, interest charges and fines to support families to repay their debts over time in a safe and affordable way.
Our groundbreaking new research report 'Understanding Adolescent Neglect: Troubled Teens' lifts the lid on the extent of neglectful parenting of teenagers in homes across the country, as well as our society's widespread failure to understand and respond to the lack of care and support that many teenagers receive.