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Responding to the High Court’s ruling in the R (DS and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions case, Ellen Broomé, Chief Executive at the Family and Childcare Trust said:

“We welcome the High Court’s recognition that childcare challenges can make it impossible for some lone parents to move into work.

“The Family and Childcare Trust submitted in evidence to the High Court that single parents with young children are often frozen out of work by the high costs and patchy availability of childcare – effectively torpedoing single parents’ ability to boost their social mobility. The Government must make sure all parents are better off working once they have paid for childcare.”


Contact: Mark Bou Mansour, Tel: 020 7940 7535 Mob: 07538 334 772

About the Family and Childcare Trust 

The Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families. We are a leading national family charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, with over 40 years’ experience. Our on-the-ground work with parents and providers informs our research and campaigns. We focus on the early years and childcare because they are crucial to boosting children’s outcomes throughout life and supporting parents to work.


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