Call for a Lifeline for Children


We are all reeling from the effects of lockdown, but coronavirus has left many UK parents struggling to stay afloat. 

But an extra £20 a week in social security could be the lifeline that pulls families through.

We're urging the Government to ease the pressure now, by adding £20 a week to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit.

'An increase of just £20 would be a help. A bit extra to put towards school essentials, some money to put towards new clothes for an ever-growing child, help towards a trip to the seaside. Every penny helps especially when you're a single parent trying to provide everything for your child and make sure they don't miss out on the things their friends may have or do!' - Parent, Leicester

Sign the petition. Help families get through this crisis and change the future.

What we're asking the government to do

Save the Children and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) are calling for a temporary, emergency uplift to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credits.

Our analysis shows that just £20 more a week could provide a lifeline for up to 4 million families and 8 million children.

This is a chance to change their futures and stop the impact of coronavirus lasting a lifetime.


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