Child poverty is not inevitable. The Child Poverty Act 2010 aims to substantially reduce child poverty by 2020. This will not be achieved just through Government action, but will require determined action by local government, employers, voluntary bodies and others.
This section of the site sets out actions that the Commission encourages bodies to take to play their part in tackling the causes and consequences of Child Poverty.
In the coming months, we will add guidance for other public bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, and for media outlets. Please let us know if there are other areas where guidance would be useful.
Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.