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Extended schools failing to meet parents’ childcare needs – new report

16th September 2016 All Comments

Out-of-school services are failing to match parents’ need for afterschool and holiday childcare a new report from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Family and Childcare Trust warns. Almost two fifths (39%) of schools surveyed for the report said parents wanted holiday provision but only 29% of schools offered this. For afterschool childcare the […]

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Girls’ rights in the UK – PLAN UK report

16th September 2016 All Comments

For the first time, PLAN UK is shining the spotlight on the situation for girls in the UK. In our first steps to understand girls’ lives, and to make sure negative attitudes to girls in the UK are challenged, today, we launched The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK report at a parliamentary event hosted […]

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Gender wage gap grows year on year after childbirth as mothers in low-hours jobs see no wage progression – Institute for Fiscal Studies

16th September 2016 All Comments

On average, women in paid work receive about 18% less per hour than men. IFS research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the wage gap is smaller when comparing young women – before they become mothers – with their male counterparts. But the gap widens consistently for 12 years after the first child […]

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Volunteer Female Counsellor (Woman’s Trust)

16th September 2016 All Comments

Job title: Volunteer Female Counsellor  Closing Date: Sunday 30th October 2016 midnight Organisation: Woman’s Trust Website: http://www.womanstrust.org.uk/  Description:   Woman’s Trust is a BACP accredited person-centred/humanistic counselling service for women affected by domestic violence. We are currently recruiting for an East and West London Volunteer Counsellor  (for second year – or  equivalent –  and or/second […]

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Refuges exempt from welfare reforms – confirmation

15th September 2016 All Comments

Today the Government has announced that domestic violence refuges will be fully exempt from two planned welfare reforms – the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap on housing benefit rates in supported accommodation, and the requirement for social landlords to reduce rents by 1% each year from 2017-2020. Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

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Refuges exempt from welfare reforms – confirmation

15th September 2016 All Comments

Today the Government has announced that domestic violence refuges will be fully exempt from two planned welfare reforms – the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap on housing benefit rates in supported accommodation, and the requirement for social landlords to reduce rents by 1% each year from 2017-2020. Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

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