Child poverty and welfare reform (NEW)

Many more children in the UK will be living in poverty by 2020. This half-day course looks at why this is and which families are likely to be worst affected. Participants will be encouraged to consider the steps they can take in their own roles to prepare for the predicted increase in child poverty and make a practical difference to families.

The course covers:


  • What is child poverty and why is it important
  • An overview of benefits for families in pregnancy and the early years
  • Family benefits and welfare reform
  • Financial help for families in crisis
  • Facing the challenges: how you can respond to increasing child poverty


This course is particularly aimed at professionals working in Early Years, eg, nursery or school staff, health visitors and midwives, or anyone with an interest in child poverty. It is aimed at those with no or limited knowledge of benefits.