• 60 years of the welfare state

    Issue 130 (Summer 2008)
    The welfare state at 60

    Paul Dornan considers the up and downs of social change since 1948, championing the need for a renewed sense of purpose in social policy research.

  • Free school meals extension will help health and educational outcomes

    December 4, 2013
    press release

    Commenting on today’s announcement on Free School Meals by the Deputy Prime Minster, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “It’s great to see the government following through on the promise to provide free school meals to all primary school children up to 7 years old. The pilot schemes clearly proved it’s an excellent investment with improvements to children’s attainment and healthy eating.

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  • Guest blog: Poverty and child health

    11 August 2015

    Our guest blog from Laura Martin looks at some of the ways NHS services can work together with welfare rights agencies to reduce the impact of poverty.

    Making links with local NHS services can make a difference to families and help make sure they are not missing out on a range of free support aimed at taking a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its effects, especially on children’s diet, health and development.

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  • Health and Housing


    In recent years, many have begun to view improved service provision as the most effective means of tackling poverty. It is recognised that across the board – from education to health, housing to childcare – poorer people tend to get a worse deal than their wealthier counterparts in terms of the availability and the quality of public services.

  • The health and healthcare of vulnerable migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)

    Many different groups of migrant children may be at particular risk of poor health and limited access to healthcare. These include unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (who have applied for asylum in their own right) and children who are dependants of asylum-seeking adults,

  • Tribunal ruling on DLA entitlement for disabled refugee children


    CPAG welcomes the Upper Tribunal decision on disabled refugee children who up to now, have not been entitled to disability living allowance (DLA) until they have spent over two years in the UK. On 17 March 2016, Judge Kate Markus QC found that the current past presence test unjustifiably discriminates against refugees and their family members and should therefore be dis-applied.