Child Trust Fund Access Campaign – Westminster Hall Debate

12.03.24

An important debate took place in Parliament on Tuesday 19th March in support of the Child Trust Fund Access campaign which Renaissance Legal founded in 2016. The Westminster Hall debate considered the thousands of disabled youngsters unable to access savings held in their Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs. We…


Child Trust Funds – Facebook Live Q&A with Contact

22.06.23

As our Child Trust Fund Access campaign, which we launched in 2016 highlights, more than 80,000 disabled young people with learning disabilities in England and Wales are at risk of losing their own savings due to the complex process required to access their Child Trust Funds. The same issue applies…


A Child Trust Fund Access Case Study – Michele & Alana

20.04.23

  “Think carefully about whether you actually want to become a Deputy” – advice from a parent on applying to access a disabled child’s Child Trust Fund Michele Creed, a mother from Sussex, kindly shares her family’s personal story and the journey she has been on to become a Deputy…


Ministry of Justice Publish Response to Consultation – a Devastating Blow for Families

01.03.23

The Ministry of Justice has published its final response to the ongoing consultation regarding the Mental Capacity Small Payments Scheme, a streamlined process that would have allowed withdrawals and payments of up to £2,500 from cash-based savings accounts including Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs; without the need to get…


Child Trust Fund Access Campaign – Summer 2022 update

28.07.22

In November 2021, the Ministry of Justice announced the launch of a Consultation around a new, streamlined process that would allow withdrawals and payments up to £2,500 from cash-based savings accounts including Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs without the need to get permission from the Court of Protection. The…


Child Trust Fund Campaign Update – Ministry of Justice announce consultation for new process

25.11.21

On Tuesday 16th November, the Ministry of Justice announced the launch of a Consultation around a new, streamlined process that would allow withdrawals and payments up to £2,500 from cash-based savings accounts including Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs without the need to get permission from the Court of Protection.…


Child Trust Fund Access – further debate in the House of Lords

11.10.21

On Monday 11th October 2021, the Child Trust Fund Access campaign was debated for a fifth time in the House of Lords. Lord Young of Cookham, who is helping to drive the need for urgent reform to how disabled children can access their own savings when they turn 18, asked…


Further debate on Child Trust Funds in the House of Lords

22.06.21

On Tuesday 22nd June 2021, the Child Trust Fund Access campaign was debated for a fourth time in the House of Lords in as many months. Lord Young of Cookham, who is a leading supporter of the campaign and helping drive the need for urgent reform to how disabled children…


Child Trust Fund Access in the House of Lords

25.03.21

On Thursday 25th March 2021 the Child Trust Fund Access campaign was debated for a third time in the House of Lords. Lord Young of Cookham posed a question regarding an update on access to Child Trust Funds for those with learning disabilities, asking what the Government has done since…


“The system doesn’t make sense” – Mum of disabled child can manage daughter’s benefits but not her savings

18.03.21

Tammie Squire, a mother from Wolverhampton, kindly shares her family’s personal story and how she feels about the fact that she will have to apply to the Court to access her daughter Hollie’s Child Trust Fund savings. We spoke to Tammie as part of the ongoing #ChildTrustFundAccess campaign, which is…