Leicester Child Poverty Commission
Statistics show that 26,000 children and young people are growing up in poverty in Leicester. We aim to take action to lower this figure.
What is the Child Poverty Commission?
The Child Poverty Act 2010 requires local authorities and partner organisations to put in place arrangements to reduce and mitigate the effects of child poverty; to publish a child poverty needs assessment and to prepare a joint child poverty strategy. The commission was established in 2011 and is chaired by the Deputy City Mayor, Rory Palmer.
Child Poverty Commission recommendations
The report sets out recommendations on local service delivery, the policy of local and central government, the work of voluntary organisations and the role of the private sector, business and employers.
The commission wants to see these recommendations implemented because they believe that they will contribute positively to wider endeavours aimed at reducing child poverty.
Update on the commission’s recommendations - March 2015
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of actions taken since the Leicester Child Poverty Commission published its initial recommendations. The paper outlines work taking place to deliver those recommendations and also considers the current child poverty challenge in Leicester.