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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...

What Works Locally to tackle Child Poverty.docxWe want to put together a good response to the Government's consultation questions about 'What works locally?' in tackling Child Poverty.  We want to showcase the good work being done with very limited resources in the region.  

We know that...

Government is consulting on its draft Child Poverty Strategy.  It is not great, sadly.  There's some good bits - free school meals, extra support for childcare - but there is not enough to make it look like a determined effort to eradicate child poverty.

We are keen to hear from anyone in...

The Living Wage Foundation have kindly provided details on the living wage employers in the North East, and I’ve done some simple analysis, below.  This is not perfect as:

it omits unregistered Living Wage employers it does not reflect the many employers who are working towards paying a...

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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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Schools

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

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

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