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Responding to new analysis ‘Short Changed: The true cost of cuts to children’s benefits’ from the End Child Poverty Coalition, 4Children’s Director of External Affairs, Helen Berresford said:
“It is very worrying to hear that families today are having to cut back on essentials, so important to helping families thrive. This report highlights the significant impact of child benefit and child tax credits failing to keep up with the cost of living.
“Investing in children makes social and economic sense - giving children the best start in life and setting them up for the future.
“The triple lock for pensions is used to guarantee a vulnerable section of society is protected - we should demand the same for our children.”
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For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
Ellie Gellard on 020 7522 6985 or 07969 437 066 or Ellie.Gellard@4Children.org.uk
4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain. www.4Children.org.uk.