The Tories' hostile environment policy is increasing child poverty, new report claims

Ceren Sagir - 19 February 2019

Project 17 finds youngsters are being treated like ‘second-class citizens’ as the government denies their parents benefits

THOUSANDS of children are growing up in poverty and being treated like “second-class citizens” because of the government’s hostile environment policy, a report has claimed today.

Many children of parents whose immigration status means they are not entitled to mainstream benefits are living in “appalling conditions,” according to the charity Project 17.

Their plight leaves them feeling socially isolated, distressed, ashamed and unsafe, according to the group, which works with migrant children in destitution... See more