Child Poverty Workshop
No child growing up in Birmingham should have their childhood or future life chances scarred by living in poverty. The Leader’s Policy Statement 2014 makes a commitment to reduce child poverty. One of the key recommendations is to set up a Birmingham Child Poverty Commission that will work with schools, social care, health services, voluntary and Community Sector and employers to tackle poverty across the city.
Overall Aim of Commission Examine the extent and impact of poverty and inequality across Birmingham, identify the key challenges and issues; and report on causes and possible solutions. Role of Commission:
- Establish clear future targets for child poverty
- Set out the child poverty challenge for Birmingham: update the needs assessment to understand the scale of the challenge
- Produce a Birmingham child poverty strategy/framework for action, building on local and national practice and exploring new approaches.
- Establish a coordinated approach to reducing child poverty by bringing together fora that address child poverty Identify and determine the impact of poverty on different groups, communities and geographical areas most at risk Make policy recommendations on integrated approaches that mitigate the effects of child poverty
Please see link below to see the workshop that took place at the school Tuesday 13th October 2015