Find out about Children and Young Peoples' views
on Child Poverty.
The evidence is clear that by addressing child poverty issues, the life chances
and wellbeing of these children and their families are greatly enhanced. Poverty
is experienced by many of our most vulnerable children and families and C4EO’s work
can support local areas to implement the duties in the Child Poverty Act 2010.
Child Poverty is one of our cross-cutting themes and has focused on one priority
only: the development and delivery of effective area-wide child poverty strategies.
In 2010/11 there were an estimated 2.5 million children in poverty before housing
costs. The Child Poverty Act placed a number of duties on local authorities and
their delivery partners, including carrying out local needs assessments and developing
child poverty strategies.
A support to tackle child poverty 2011-12 leaflet outlines the information,
guidance and support available from the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children
and Young People’s Services (C4EO) and other organisations to help prevent and tackle
child poverty at a local level.
The work on this theme was shaped and guided by a Theme Advisory Group.
Click here for more information about theme advisory groups and the membership
for this theme.
Examples of child poverty strategies
and child poverty needs assessments can be found on the Child Poverty Community
For more information about C4EO's Support Officer please read
Child Poverty: Improving children’s outcomes or contact C4EO on 020 7843 6358 or email us
You can also sign up for regular email updates.
The Child Poverty summary is a concise and accessible overview of C4EO’s current
work in this theme for directors of children’s services.
These downloadable postcards present challenge questions from C4EO’s research. The
questions act as checklists to stimulate multi-agency thinking and help you develop
your Child Poverty strategy and practice. There are questions for strategic leaders
in children’s services, housing professionals, health professionals and frontline
Three events to support local efforts in tackling Child Poverty took place in September.
The conferences featured a range of expert speakers including The RtHon Stephen
Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and provided an opportunity to understand
the latest evidence available.
Please check again later for more events...
As with all C4EO themes, C4EO recognises that not all useful knowledge about ‘what
works’ and why, is to be found in research reports and papers. We are therefore
keen to hear about practice that is leading to significantly improved outcomes for
children, young people and their families.
We will incorporate validated local practice examples into our full reviews on what
works, which will be shared with other decision-makers in the children’s services
field. We will also include them as a special body of evidence on this website.
To be validated, practice examples need to be supported by some evidence which shows
the outcomes and changes that have been achieved.
If you would like to submit an example of effective local practice, please:
Alternatively you can:
If you have any queries regarding validated local practice, please do not hesitate
to contact Monica Hetherington at NFER via
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See how local practice examples are making a difference
Providing benefits awareness to families with children with special needs, Devon
Childcare and Community Inclusion Project (CCIP), Rotherham
Local Authority Innovation Pilot – Tyne Gateway Community Entrepreneurs
View all validated local practice
Suggest local practice examples
Ready Steady Go – Improving parents access to services
The formation of a soft federation of Canklow Woods Primary and Whiston Worrygoose Junior and Infant Schools, Rotherham
Children’s Centres Moneywise Project, Kirklees
View all promising local practice
View all emerging local practice