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The Government has today published its Strategy to Reduce Child Poverty.  Here follows a quick analysis of what has changed from the Consultation Draft:

Not much. 

OK, now a slightly longer analysis:

The Child Poverty Unit has provided a useful Appendix summarising...

On 12 June, people met in Gateshead to discuss ways to reduce 'holiday hunger' in the North East.  With unemployment still high, wages still low and welfare changes biting, there is real concern about the impact of the lack of free school meals during the school holidays.

Here are the...

The North East Child Poverty Commission is seeking three high profile, committed people to act as Patrons, supporting its work to highlight and address the challenge of eradicating child poverty in the region.

The roles would entail:

Acting as public spokesmen or women for the...

Rather belatedly, here is our response to the Government's Child Poverty Strategy Consultation.

NECPC Consultation Response.docx

Guest Blog by Professor Jonathan Bradshaw, School of Applied Social Science, Durham University

It is already clear that the Coalition Government’s austerity measures have been loaded on lower income families with children. Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies[1] in Figure 1...



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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