Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy is Labour MP for Wigan and Shadow Children's Minister

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According to the Trussell Trust, the number of people who need food banks like this one has risen by 200 per cent

This Government is cutting the poor adrift, and leaving charities to pick up the pieces

We cannot let this harmful trend continue, says the Shadow Charities Minister

Tom Rahilly of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said that Worcestershire County Council have 'seriously misjudged the complex needs of often vulnerable families'

Councils charging children for their own care is a breathtaking abdication of responsibility

There is real scope for harm if children’s welfare conflicts with the pursuit of profit

Lisa Nandy: Foster carers should get more money for the work they do

The right fostering placement can completely transform children's lives. It can be the make or break point for them and equally it can be devastating for a young person to be put into the wrong situation. Fostering is incredibly important for families in crisis, but a real and pressing problem has largely gone unnoticed and shortages of carers unaddressed for too long.

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