ADCS response to new IPPR analysis on poverty

Jenny Coles, ADCS President, said:

“New analysis, from the Institute for Public Policy Research, estimates that hundreds of thousands of children will be plunged into poverty by the end of this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding to already appalling levels of child and family poverty in the UK. This is not something we should accept or normalise, neither is continued government inaction on this important issue.

“It is clear that the current crisis is exacerbating the challenges many children and families were already facing, including overcrowding at home, hunger and insecure employment and many more are becoming vulnerable for the first time. The government has loosened its purse strings to support businesses and workers through the pandemic, we welcome this but this does not mean job done. A clear child poverty reduction strategy is urgently need. Without this children and families will be unable to play a full part in society and childhoods will be damaged. It’s time for change.”

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