National media briefing: the Child Poverty Action Group, Platform 51, Padarshita and Sea Watch

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Anti-poverty charities, including the Child Poverty Action Group, have questioned the government's responses to last week’s riots, describing the suggestion that those convicted of rioting should lose their benefits even if they are not sent to jail as "a recipe for exclusion and social division".

See The Guardian for full story

Campaigners in Cornwall are claiming the use of anti-depressants by women and girls is at "crisis point", following research published by the women’s charity Platform 51.

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Poor and low-caste 'quota' children are being 'tagged' and segregated at Indian private schools, the Indian children's charity Padarshita has said.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A total of 158 dolphins and whales were spotted over one weekend off the coast of Wales in an annual survey by the marine charity Sea Watch.

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