Children’s Rights Alliance for England report: State of Children’s Rights in England 2017

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The number of children living in relative poverty in the UK (after housing costs) has increased to 4 million in 2015/16.

This is from a December 2017 report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England. This report assesses how well the Government is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund

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The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF), without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.

This is from a November 2017 paper (pdf) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).

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Young Women’s Trust final report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

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Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.

This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report (pdf) which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy white paper: Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain Fit for the Future

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy (pdf), in November 2017.

This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

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