This year, we'll again be at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative party conferences, holding fringe events to stimulate discussion of child poverty and its solutions in the parties. The events will debate what reforms are needed to stop the projected 50% increase in child poverty by the next election in 2020. Is universal credit still fit for purpose? What would a robust life chances strategy look like? And an effective childcare strategy? How can we ensure that social security protects the vulnerable while enabling parents to get better off by earning more?
Lib Dems - Turning the tide for 2020
Date: Monday 19th September
Venue: Hilton Metropole Hotel (Sandringham room).
Chair: Emily Frith ( Education Policy Institute)
Speakers: Caroline Pidgeon (London Assembly) Stephen Tall (blogger) Jenny Willott (Former MP) Alison Garnham (CPAG)
Labour - Securing the future
Date: 28th September 2016
Time: 12.30 – 2pm
Venue: ACC Liverpool, Hall 2H, 2 (lunch provided)
Chair: Polly Toynbee
Speakers: Alison McGovern MP, Caroline Flint MP, Debbie Abrahams MP, John McTernan (commentator) Alison Garnham (CPAG CEO)
Conservatives - Improving life chances
Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
Venue: Lismore, Hilton Garden Inn
Speakers: Chair - Diane Banks (Non-Exec Director, Bright Blue) John Glen MP, Baroness Stroud (Executive Director, Centre for Social Justice) Philip Collins (Columnist, The Times) Danny Kruger (Chief Executive, West London Zone)Alison Garnham (Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group)