Posted: 01 March 2014

Find out more about child poverty [updated]

On Thursday, the government released its long-anticipated strategy on child poverty.

In response, our chief executive said: 'The government’s continued commitment to ending child poverty is welcome. But its strategy has no new ideas on how to make this a reality. It falls far short of what is needed to prevent a significant increase in the number of children living in poverty by 2020.'

He called for urgent action on key topics we’ve been calling for for years, including helping the millions of families facing choices between heating and eating, the two million children in families missing out on the warm home discount, and making sure that being in work pays for families.

Below are related links to more information on this urgent issue. You can see infographics, calculators, reports, and analysis of the effects of cuts on family finances. We've also compiled some of the best news coverage related to the strategy's release

We also support a wonderful group of young people who are investigating the effects of child poverty from their perspective. Be sure to visit the Children’s Commission on Poverty website and sign up to follow their journey. It’s a trip worth taking.

News coverage

Find news stories and a blog related to the strategy document from these outlets:


Explore how we battle child poverty

Local authorities face financial pressures:

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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