Help us end child poverty in the UK
We want a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. We campaign and lobby to make this a reality, and maximise family incomes through our welfare rights work, publications and training.
Child Poverty Action is the leading national charity working to end poverty among children, young people and families in the UK.
Our vision is of a society free of child poverty where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential.
We aim to fulfil this vision by being:
Strategic – we raise awareness of the causes, extent and impact of child poverty and by advocating strategies for its eradication and prevention
Influential – through authoritative, high quality policy work, research and communications and through coalitions and partnerships
Expert – we produce the definitive and market-leading welfare benefits publications to maximise family incomes. Through advice, test cases and training we provide expert support for frontline advisers (CABs, voluntary organisations, lawyers) on all aspects of social security and tax credit legislation
An informed voice – we try to bring about positive change for children and families in poverty and ensure the needs and entitlements of children and families are voiced and heard
CPAG’s activities build on our history of strategic policy leadership to identify and campaign for changes in policy, practice and attitudes necessary to end child poverty.
The Child Poverty Act, and the targets to end child poverty by 2020 it enshrines, seem to be under attack from all sides. The latest sally comes in an article by IPPR Director Nick Pearce, headlined ‘Labour must drop its child poverty target and find another way’.
Imran Hussain, Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, warns that after years of steadily catching up on our European neighbours, the wellbeing of our children now looks set to fall behind as a result of the government's austerity policies.
Ministers turned on charities and faith groups this week to discredit concerns over their welfare reforms. They know they cannot sustain public support when welfare myths are simply not based in fact.
Alison Garnham, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group has given her response to the findings of the Poverty and Social Exclusion report released today.
CPAG: “The Chancellor described it as a budget for families with children looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful. Child poverty is set to increase by 600,000 children during the Coalition’s time in office, and there is nothing much in the Budget that will change this course." Read on.
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