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Comment on study into child poverty and children entering care

ADCS President Charlotte Ramsden said:

“One in three children in England are living in poverty today, their experiences can often be overlooked and their voices go unheard. It means cold homes, overcrowding, hunger and stress which can lead to family breakdown. It means charities stepping in to fill the gaps left by the state and schools feeding pupils and their families over the summer. This is simply unacceptable. ADCS continues to call on government to implement a child poverty reduction strategy.

“This latest study on the relationship between child poverty and involvement with children’s social care further highlights the detrimental and lasting impacts of poverty on children’s lives. Clearly, national government can and must do more to tackle this growing issue which will only have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Poverty is not inevitable. If the government is committed to ‘levelling up’ then it must invest in strategies that reduce child poverty, not just because it makes smart economic sense but because it is simply the right thing to do.”


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