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15th January 2020

More than 130 stakeholders from across the North East will come together on Friday 24th January at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum to discuss child poverty in the region, and how to tackle it.

Organised by the North East Child Poverty Commission, this...

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%...

22nd November 2019

End Child Poverty, a coalition of 70 UK charities, Unions, faith groups and professional bodies who see the impact of child poverty every day believes that child poverty does not need to exist. And that with ambitious policy making, government can take a lead in ending...

21st November 2019

The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is calling on General Election candidates across the region to publicly pledge to tackle child poverty as a priority, using the hashtag #EndChildPovertyNE

Writing to candidates standing for election in every North...

19th November 2019

Chair of the North East Child Poverty Commission, Jane Streather, had the below letter published in The Journal on 16th November, with an abridged version published in The Guardian today, on the importance of properly funding free school holiday activities and food for...



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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Local Authorities

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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