Austerity has hit disadvantaged children hardest, MPs and peers say

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Report by joint committee on human rights says worst suffering has been inflicted on children from migrant and low-income families


Disadvantaged children have suffered disproportionately during austerity and their problems in accessing legal aid are a “black mark” on the government’s record, according to a parliamentary committee.

While the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) praises the government’s public commitment to the United Nations convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC), peers and MPs highlight failures in practice and call for “some of the harm caused” to be undone.

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