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The future of child maintenance – public consultation

Posted by prymface on Wednesday, April 6, 2011,

Thanks to everyone who sent me their comments on the new CSA plans. This response was submitted (very last minute!) to the DWP on 6th April...

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Kids having Kids

Posted by Prymface on Friday, October 22, 2010,
I've been doing some research about 'the cost of teenage parenthood' for an evaluation at work (I bet they're so glad they  asked me to do this!). Depending on which report you read 'costs' vary from about £1,000 to £197,000 per teenage parent! That seems like a pretty big margin indicating that perhaps people aren't really sure what they're measuring!

Delve deeper into reports and outcomes (such as income, qualifications etc) for 'teenage parents' will often be compared to those who have ch...
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EHRC

Posted by Prymface on Sunday, February 7, 2010,
Last week I randomly submitted a response to some 'call for evidence' of discrimination on the EHRC website. I ranted on about the negative stereotypes associated with young parents encouraged by influential people, and how this got in the way of proper research about what support young mums want/need. I ranted about schools, colleges and universities not being equipped to deal with pregnant students or students with children, the lack of consistency in support offered, and the general accept...
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