Sat.May 25, 2024

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Next government urged to wake up to UK’s ‘shocking’ levels of child poverty

The Guardian

Charities call for law within first 100 days after general election to ensure annual rises in the financial help parents receive The next government should pass a new law within 100 days of winning the general election that would commit ministers to eradicating child poverty for good, the five biggest UK children’s charities say this weekend. The organisations demand legislation in the first king’s speech that would include plans for a “child lock” – equivalent to the current pensions “triple lo

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NASW remembers George Floyd Jr. on 4th anniversary of his death

Social Work Blog

Photo above by Gayatri Malhotra for Unsplash shows a protestor at rally in Washington, D.C. in June 2020. By Ja’Bree Harris, MSW, NASW Public Policy and Advocacy Manager “I can’t breathe” are the chilling words that spurred a summer of racial reckoning. On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis police officers arrested Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, after a convenience store employee called 911 and told the police that Floyd bought cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.