poverty

Given your area of work – childhood food insecurity – I’m guessing you’re busy at the moment…
To give you an idea, in my inbox, I’ve got over 4500 emails. I have emails from organisations, companies, associations, the public, editors, academics, MPs, and...

There is substantial evidence that tells us that when children from the poorest and most disadvantaged families start their education, many of their skills and early learning attainments are less well developed than those of their more advantaged peers. Despite the best...

The term ‘county lines’ refers to the trafficking of illegal drugs from one area to another, often across police and local authorities, usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. This eponymous film debut by director Henry Blake is a compelling...

In planning for our post-Covid future, we’ve repeatedly heard the phrase ‘build back better’. But Professor Sir Michael Marmot wants us to build back fairer. Speaking at the Anna Freud Centre’s ...

Child poverty is on the increase with 5.2 million children expected to be living in poverty by 2022. As part of its Poverty to Flourishing campaign the British Psychological Society’s policy team and the campaign’s...

What are the conditions under which young people are enabled to grow, flourish and reach their full potential? And what might these conditions look like for young people in the care system, many of whom have encountered significant relational adversity and trauma through...

The campaign

The BPS ‘From Poverty to Flourishing’ campaign aims to put psychological evidence at the heart of action to tackle poverty and improve outcomes for children, families and communities...

The long-term negative psychological, physical and societal impacts of austerity (low/negative public investment) are well established in the academic sociological and epidemiological literatures (e.g. Barr et al., 2015). Political choices are understood to impact the health...

How might we use psychological knowledge to help people move from poverty to flourishing? This is the question raised by the British Psychological Society’s policy priority area for this year, now extended into 2021. Ella Rhodes asked members of the Expert Reference...

The economic changes resulting from the pandemic are likely to be unprecedented, and catastrophic for many – perhaps for the majority. The economy will be hit hard, with companies large and small folding. The knock-on effects of redundancies, the damage to Small and Medium-...