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The HBAI statistics published last week show a confusing picture: child poverty levels have been falling (see below).

However, this is partly because poverty is generally measured as income below 60% of median income, and that median income has been falling in recent years (see...

Having spent more years than enough in employment support and regeneration, before taking on this role in tackling child poverty, I was never going to miss the launch of two reports on how employment and regeneration contribute to reducing poverty, part of the ambitious work by JRF to build...

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...

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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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