Consultation on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17

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This consultation document asks for views on the Government's plans to end child poverty

The Government wants to break the cycle of disadvantage – where you start in life should not determine where you end up. Ending child poverty is an essential part of this vision. The Government remains firmly committed to the Coalition agreement to maintain the goal of ending child poverty in the UK by 2020.

The Strategy sets out the action it will take from 2014-17 to tackle poverty through:
  • Supporting families into work and increasing their earnings
  • Improving living standards, and
  • Preventing poor children becoming poor adults through raising their educational attainment.

The consultation is seeking the views of:

  • the voluntary and community sector
  • local and central government
  • parents and carers
  • children and young people
  • practitioners
  • representative bodies
  • academics
  • social enterprises

You can find the consultation here.

The consultation was published on 27 February and the closing date is 22 May 2014.

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