Young People’s Thoughts on Child Poverty Policy

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The Child Poverty Act committed the Government to ending child poverty by 2020, and producing an evolving child poverty strategy to signpost the way. While such an important strategy has potentially huge consequences for the 2.3 million children currently living in poverty, some children and young people were consulted with, but none participated in its production.

To partly address this, during 2012, five groups of young people from some of the most financially deprived neighbourhoods in England worked to develop their own, youth-led child poverty strategies. Over 150 young people from Tower Hamlets, Liverpool, Manchester, Westminster and Gateshead took part in projects to produce their own strategies, where they identified the problems and developed their own solutions.

Young People’s Thoughts on Child Poverty Policy

The Child Poverty Act committed the Government to ending child poverty by 2020, and producing an evolving child poverty strategy to signpost the way. While such an important strategy has potentially huge consequences for the 2.3 million children currently living in poverty, some children and young people were consulted with, but none participated in its production.

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Posted on 27 Mar 2014   Categories: Publications Related Tags: