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.

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How our schools can help children affected by benefits cuts

The Haringey Governors’ Association is very concerned about the looming changes to welfare benefits under the 2012 Act, some of which are being trialled early in Haringey now. Changes include the imposition of the Benefits Cap which covers among other things local housing benefit, child benefit, child tax credit, the bedroom tax, reduction in the social fund, carer’s allowance, new charges for council tax and more. Continue reading “How our schools can help children affected by benefits cuts”