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Universal Credit and students

Source By: Gov.UK

Guidance on claiming Universal Credit if you're a student.

Click here- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-students


Benefits calculators

Source By: Gov.UK

Use an independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.

You can access all three benefit calculators here.


New sentencing guidelines introduced for child cruelty offences and failing to protect girls at risk from female genital mutiliation

Source By: Sentencing Guidelines

The Sentencing Council have published new guidelines for how those guilty of child guilty offences should be sentenced. It covers three offences: 

  • cruelty to a child;
  • causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm; and
  • failing to protect a girl from the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Publication of the guideline marks the first time that there has been sentencing guidance for the offences of causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm and failing to protect a girl from the risk of FGM. Sentencing Council member Mrs Justice Maura McGowan said: "Child cruelty offences vary greatly. They can range from a one-off lapse of care which puts a child at risk of harm to a campaign of deliberate cruelty which leads to serious injury or even death. This new guideline will help ensure sentences that reflect what the offender has done and the harm to the child."

https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/news/item/new-sentencing-guidelines-introduced-for-child-cruelty-offences-and-failing-to-protect-a-girl-from-the-risk-of-female-genital-mutilation/


The NHS at 70: What will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?

Source By: The Kings Fund

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS.

The four organisations have been asked by the BBC to look at five key topics, covering the relative strengths and weaknesses of the health service, the state of social care, NHS funding, the public’s expectations of the NHS and the potential of technology to change things in future. This project and the reports we have produced are intended to inform the national conversation about the past, present and future of the NHS.

Find out more about this series >


Childhood Trust

Childhood Trust
London Child Poverty Summit
17th October - 9am-6pm

The Childhood Trust and LSE UN Society invite you to attend the London Child Poverty Summit. The summit will bring together those working with London’s disadvantaged children and young people, including frontline project workers, third sector leaders, local MP’s and other stakeholders.The summit is a response to increasing levels of child poverty in the capital and the growing need for support from third sector services.


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