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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...

The North East Child Poverty Commission are hiring for a Child Poverty Coordinator. This is a part time (60%), fixed term role until 31 May 2022, at £30,395 - £39,610 per annum, pro rata.

Child Poverty in the North East of the UK is increasing and is predicted to get worse. This offends...

This will be my last blog as Child Poverty Co-ordinator, and it comes as Government announces its plan to change the definition of child poverty - shockingly without even the pretense of consultation before bringing forward legislation.

The Government is confused. Probably becuase trying...

Free school meals in Newton Aycliffe

Here is a rough transcript of a conversation with Sara Bryson of Children North East, who leads on Poverty Proofing the School Day:

In most schools, catering contractors are paid £1.90 per day to provide free school meals for qualifying children. If a child on free...

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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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Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.

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