Sam Royston

Policy strategist at The Children's Society

Sam Royston is the Director of Policy and Research at The Children’s Society. He previously led on the charity’s policy work on child poverty. Sam has written extensively about welfare and debt issues from both an academic and policy perspective.

Previously, Sam was a researcher in the Social Policy Department at the University of York, and a welfare rights advisor at a Citizens Advice Bureau. Sam has written extensively on child poverty issues from both an academic and policy perspective, including leading The Children’s Society’s influential policy work on the future of Free School Meals following the introduction of Universal Credit, and the impact of problem debt on children.


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