Policy and campaigns
CPAG is the leading charity campaigning to end child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.
We believe that every child matters and that the childhoods and life chances of children should not be blighted by poverty.
We aim to provide intelligent policy leadership across the range of issues affecting children and families today. Our key policy areas include:
See also our policy briefings and consultation responses.
Building on a strong evidence base of the causes, impacts and solutions to child poverty, we work with academics, politicians, civil servants, the media, the public and CPAG campaigners to help secure the changes that will help end child poverty. Find out more.
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.
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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.