Children England provides a wide range of support to voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and families.
The Labour Party has announced its intention to run citizens’ assemblies around the country, giving everyone – Labour supporters or not – the chance to feed into a new political and constitutional vision. Children England believes that this process could be the best opportunity for decades to make sure children, not just voting-age adults, can be heard in any new system.
Competitive tendering for highly specified and increasingly complex short term contracts has become the ubiquitous preference of the public service procurement industry, while discretionary grants to invest in smaller community groups have gone wildly, and inexplicably, out of fashion.
Children England policy officer Hannah Slater looks at why scrapping housing benefit for under 25s will only fuel youth homelessness.