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Comment: The Safety Net is Gone report

Commenting on the new CPAG report, The Safety Net is Gone, Jenny Coles, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), said:

“One in three children in England are living in poverty today, their experiences can often be overlooked and their voices go unheard. That is why we wanted to support this exercise as a means of raising awareness of the pervasive impact of poverty, which damages childhoods and life chances. 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. We hope the findings of this survey will serve to strengthen our collective calls for action on child poverty by policy makers, sooner rather than later.”


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