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1st November 2019

The Child Poverty Action Group - of which the North East Child Poverty Commission is a member - has launched its manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

This calls on the incoming Government to immediately invest in children's benefits; to bring in a child...

30th October 2019

The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is calling on the Government to move towards providing long-term, sustainable funding for free school holiday activities and food, to stop children living in poverty in the region from missing out.

This year, the...

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...



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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