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.
The report recommends:
- The EU (Withdrawal) Bill should be amended so that it transposes the Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law
- The Government should exclude children’s benefits, including child benefit and the child element of Universal Credit, from the scope of the benefit cap
- The Government should ensure that all victims of sexual crimes should have access to specialist therapeutic or mental health support.