How will welfare changes affect children in Haringey

As you probably know new welfare changes came into effect in the middle of last month, with Haringey, Enfield and two other boroughs getting the worst of it (sorry, trialling the scheme) a year earlier than other boroughs.

Inevitably this will have an impact on the most vulnerable (at least in financial terms) children and families in our schools. The presentation below looks at how many families it will affect in each area of Haringey; outlines what financial implications it will have for them and suggests possible wider implications.

Governors should be working with school staff around how they can support children who may be pushed further into hardship or whose families may be coming under increasing pressures. This presentation provides good background information for those discussions.

What do you think?