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What Works Locally to tackle Child Poverty.docxWe want to put together a good response to the Government's consultation questions about 'What works locally?' in tackling Child Poverty.  We want to showcase the good work being done with very limited resources in the region.  

We know that...

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...

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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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