Membership of the Commission is drawn from a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations in the North East. During the lifetime of the Commission its membership has evolved as a result of changes to national and regional policy, political priorities and the region's service delivery landscape.
Current membership of the Commission includes senior representatives from the following organisations:
All 12 local authorities
Association of North East Councils
Institute for Local Governance
Northern Housing Consortium
National Housing Federation
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service
Northern Region TUC
Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE)
Children North East
Regional Youth Work Unit
Federation of Small Businesses
Public Health England
The Children's Society
The NECPC is currently chaired by Newcastle City Councillor Jane Streather, and coordinated by Dr Deborah Harrison from the Institute for Local Governance (ILG) at Durham University.
Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.