News & Blog

8th October 2019

The North East Child Poverty Commission has today formally added its support to a national campaign calling for the so-called ‘two-child limit’ to be scrapped.

Led by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the All Kids Count campaign is backed by around 70...

14th August 2019

The following featured in the Chronicle last month, written by Chair of the North East Child Poverty Commission, Jane Streather.

Many parents in the North East will be relieved that their children will benefit from healthy food and stimulating activities during the...

End Child Poverty have recently released new figures on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority, and ward in the UK.

These new figures highlight the importance of continued and consistent action to tackle child poverty in the UK. The report, available here, shows...

The following blog is a guest post by Professor John Veit-Wilson, who was a founding member of CPAG in 1965. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy of Northumbria University and is guest member of Sociology at Newcastle University.

The Child Poverty Commission aims to offer members...

In November 2018, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, visited the North East as part of his investigation into the changes that austerity made to the social safety net in the UK. The Special Rapporteur's visit was a fact-finding mission: to try to...



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