Sam Royston is The Children’s Society’s expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years’ policy work.
He became passionate about delivery of a more effective benefits system whilst working in welfare rights advice. In 2010 he moved into providing policy advice to charities and is currently Director of Policy and Research at The Children’s Society.
Sam drafted amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill during its passage through Parliament. He has also given evidence to a number of Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries. He has written widely on the impact of the Government's welfare reforms on children and families and attracted widespread attention in the national media.