Child poverty

All the places where kids can eat free during the February half term
Cost of living crisis

All the places where kids can eat free during the February half term

Here are all of the places where kids can eat for free during the school half term this year, as families face the cost of living crisis

Child poverty in the UK: the definitions, causes and consequences in the cost of living crisis
Child poverty

Child poverty in the UK: the definitions, causes and consequences in the cost of living crisis

Here’s what you need to know about children living below the breadline across the country

Why MP Zarah Sultana is fighting for free school meals
Free school meals

Why MP Zarah Sultana is fighting for free school meals

Labour MP Zarah Sultana spoke to The Big Issue about why she is campaigning for free school meals for all primary school children

The children missing out on Christmas in the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

The children missing out on Christmas in the cost of living crisis

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem
Child poverty

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem

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‘The government takes advantage of our love’: Families caring for child relatives plead for help
Cost of living crisis

‘The government takes advantage of our love’: Families caring for child relatives plead for help

Awaab Ishak’s shocking death will be the housing sector’s defining moment
Opinion

Awaab Ishak’s shocking death will be the housing sector’s defining moment

Zayn Malik calls on Rishi Sunak to offer free school meals to all children in poverty
Free school meals

Zayn Malik calls on Rishi Sunak to offer free school meals to all children in poverty

Students in east London will be paid to go to school as mayor brings back EMA amid cost of living crisis
Social Justice

Students in east London will be paid to go to school as mayor brings back EMA amid cost of living crisis

Children are ‘eating rubbers and stealing food’ at school because they are hungry
Cost of living crisis

Children are ‘eating rubbers and stealing food’ at school because they are hungry

Children as young as 14 are having to get jobs to provide for their families
Cost of living crisis

Children as young as 14 are having to get jobs to provide for their families

Labour would bring in free breakfast clubs at every primary school in England
Childcare

Labour would bring in free breakfast clubs at every primary school in England

Teachers are setting up food banks in schools to help families in the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Teachers are setting up food banks in schools to help families in the cost of living crisis

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children
Summer survival guide

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty
In-work poverty

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty

Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older
Free school meals

Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis
Summer survival guide

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?
Summer survival guide

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?

Half of UK parents can’t afford childcare over the summer holidays
Childcare

Half of UK parents can’t afford childcare over the summer holidays

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones
Child poverty

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones

The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty
Cost of living crisis

The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty

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Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents
Social mobility

Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations
Social Justice

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table
Cost of living crisis

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’
child poverty

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’