Supporting better work through procurement

Supporting better work through procurement

5th December 2019

An ongoing focus for the North East Child Poverty Commission is tackling in-work poverty in the region - with figures recently published by the TUC estimating that almost 109,000 children living in poverty in the North East have at least one parent/carer in work - a 52% increase on the number since 2010.

Today, former Commission co-ordinator Dr Deborah Harrison and current Commission member Phillip Edwards had two guides published by the Carnegie UK Trust designed to help tackle this wider issue by supporting the development and implementation of 'good work procurement' strategies by public bodies.

There is a national guide: Supporting Better Work Through Procurement

And a North East-specific guide: Supporting Better Work Through Procurement: A Guide for the North East

This builds on Deborah and Phillip's report Making Procurement Work for All published in November 2018, and the NECPC is acknowledged in this work.

Employers

Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.

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Schools

Poverty leads to poor attainment.  Poor attainment leads to poverty.

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Local Authorities

Councils have a duty to address child poverty through their services, jobs and contracts.

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Everyone

Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.

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