AS Family: Fears after government abolishes civil service’s child poverty unit

MPs and charities say political focus on reducing level of child poverty in UK has been lost as team is merged into Department for Work and Pensions.

There were 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2014-15, according to DWP figures quoted by the Child Poverty Action Group, amounting to 28% of all children in the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/20/fears-after-government-abolishes-civil-services-child-poverty-unit?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Email

 

AS Family

Government misled public with 99% success rate claim on troubled families, say MPs

Impact of intervention project was overstated and department delayed release of an evaluation of the scheme, says public accounts committee

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/20/troubled-families-government-misled-public-99-success-claim-say-mps?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Email

 

A2 Beliefs – digital religion

In the postmodern digital age, more and more religious groups are turning to the internet to try and gain customers in this spiritual marketplace:

Joy to the worldExperience #JoyToTheWorld at one of over 34,000 Christmas services taking place in Church of England churches around the country.

https://www.achristmasnearyou.org/#map_scroll_target

http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

 

https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/online_pastor/

 

 

GCSE and A2 Crime and Deviance: ‘High social cost’ adults can be predicted from as young as three, says study

20% of population uses majority of public services, research shows, indicating long-term importance of early years investment for disadvantaged children.

Read on: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/12/high-social-cost-adults-can-be-identified-from-as-young-as-three-says-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Email