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Child Poverty Action Group is a centre of expertise and campaigning on child poverty, welfare rights, and related issues such as fair pay, childcare, benefits and tax credits. Our spokespeople regularly feature on television, radio and in print media.
Journalists can contact our press officer, Jane Ahrends, or the out-of-hours duty contact on:
020 7812 5216 (office hours)
07816 909302 (24 hour)
Looking for a contact in Scotland? Visit our Scotland media page.
CPAG regularly puts out press statements on the publication of its own policy and research, and in reaction to other events and news stories related to our work. See our press releases.
CPAG can help journalists find information for child poverty related stories. See some key facts and figures.
We may also be able to arrange for you to speak with one of our policy or welfare rights experts for more detailed enquiries.
Case study advice
CPAG can provide advice to journalists on finding case studies, but is rarely able to directly provide case studies.
We encourage journalists in their use of case studies to show sensitivity towards parents who wish to protect their children from the stigma of being labelled as in ‘poverty’ and associated risks such as bullying.
End Child Poverty
CPAG is the host organisation for the campaign to End Child Poverty - a coalition of 150 organisations from civic society including children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.
Our press officer also handles queries on behalf of End Child Poverty and we can provide End Child Poverty spokespeople. Visit the End Child Poverty website.