Children’s Voices

Information from the Department for Work and Pensions shows that one in every six children is growing up in poverty, a figure rising to one in four once housing costs are taken into account.

The APPG Poverty will organise a programme of events over the next 12 months to bring children from a number of backgrounds and areas of the country together with parliamentarians. They will learn from one another, understand how poverty affects day-to-day experiences, and work on solutions.

The hidden hurdle of nappy need for struggling families

Audrey Symes is a volunteer for the US-based National Diaper Bank Network, and is working with a consortium of British charities to publicise the issue of nappy need in ...Read More

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Films, podcasts and blogs: lived experience of poverty

A bank of short films, videos, podcasts and blogs available to watch online that tell the stories of those living in poverty.   FILMS AND VIDEOS Sue on how ...Read More

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Event: What will it take to improve children’s life chances?

Wednesday 16th November 2016, 16.00-17.30, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster.  Co-hosted by the APPG on Poverty and Child Poverty Action Group What will it take to improve children’s life chances? The ...Read More

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Poverty Ends Now – anti poverty manifesto written by young people

Posted on 02 Mar 2015

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty has been working with Children North East and Rys Farthing from Oxford University to produce a Children’s Manifesto and action plan on poverty. ...Read More Read More

Child Poverty Manifesto blog by Ewan Taws

Posted on 07 Oct 2014

Blog piece by Ewan Taws on recent Child Poverty Manifesto residential in Cumbria Read More

Developing our own child poverty strategy – By Sean Ridley

Posted on 04 Apr 2014

On 16th Feburary the APPG Poverty brought together groups of young people from around the UK to develop and discuss their ideas for a Child Poverty Strategy in Parliament. ...Read More Read More

Waltham Forest Council – The Role of Local Authorities in Tackling Child Poverty

Posted on 07 Oct 2013

Our local authority, the London Borough of Waltham Forest, takes the issue of child and family poverty as a very real issue because it affects many of our residents. ...Read More Read More

Poverty & Education: APPG Poverty workshop with Young People

Posted on 13 Sep 2013

During May 2013, working with 399 young people from around the UK, KidsCo, the NUT and CPAG asked young people what they thought about the costs of going to ...Read More Read More

Teenagers Project to Explore Child Poverty

Posted on 12 Sep 2013

A Child in Poverty is a Child in Need Did you know that in the UK today, there are roughly around 3.6 million children living in poverty? That’s almost ...Read More Read More

Young People’s Thoughts on Child Poverty Policy

Posted on 08 Sep 2013

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 ...Read More Read More

A Series of Doors

Posted on 08 Sep 2013

Young people talking about the experience of poverty Introduction and context In our work on poverty we have been struck by the extent to which the voices of children ...Read More Read More

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