Government’s Child Poverty Strategy launched

Yesterday, Nick Clegg and Iain Duncan-Smith announced plans to move 350,000 children out of poverty by 2017, largely through reforming the welfare system and addressing aspirations. A new Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission will also be set up to tackle these issues. The proposals are set against the backdrop of the Child Poverty Act 2010, which established income targets for 2020 and a duty to minimise socio-economic disadvantage. You can read the full document, A New Approach to Child Poverty: Tackling the Causes of Disadvantage and Transforming Families’ Lives here:

http://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/CM%208061

Alternatively, a critique of the poverty strategy can be found in the following locations:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12973792

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletin/cypnow_daily/article/1064062/governments-child-poverty-strategy-unveiled/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/apr/05/nick-clegg-child-poverty-social-mobility?INTCMP=SRCH

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