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Government is consulting on its draft Child Poverty Strategy.  It is not great, sadly.  There's some good bits - free school meals, extra support for childcare - but there is not enough to make it look like a determined effort to eradicate child poverty.

We are keen to hear from anyone in...

The Living Wage Foundation have kindly provided details on the living wage employers in the North East, and I’ve done some simple analysis, below.  This is not perfect as:

it omits unregistered Living Wage employers it does not reflect the many employers who are working towards paying a...

While mining the old North East Child Poverty Blog, I came across this fascinating post by Steve Crossley.  Slightly over my head, as most things are these days, but basically Steve is making the point that much of the language around poverty is written by the rich, in ways that are critical of...

Guest post by David Van der Velde, MD of Consult and Design International.

Consult and Design recently joined hundreds of other employers in pledging to pay a living wage to all our staff, see www.livingwage.org.uk/employers.  This is a really positive move for our business, for our staff...

Steve Crossley, freshly released from the burden of responsibility for this blog, has penned a readable report on the role of Family Support in addressing Child Poverty: 'Family support' and child poverty.pdf

Based on a review of available evaluation evidence, Steve concludes that family...

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

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

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

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

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