We are the leading charity working on child poverty in the UK, and have over 50 years of experience and expertise. We build evidence on what causes poverty and the impact it has on children's lives, and then campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty - for good. 

What we're calling for

In these pages you'll find our briefings and reports on the causes, impacts and solutions to child poverty, and our campaigns that promote these solutions.


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A child poverty strategy

Child poverty responds to government policy. When it's prioritised across government, significant progress can be made. When it isn’t, child poverty rises.
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Children's benefits and cost of living

Rising costs and stagnating wages contribute to the squeeze on family incomes, which has been made worse by benefit freezes, the benefit cap and the two-child limit.
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universal credit

Cuts to universal credit are making families worse off, and problems with how the system is delivered need to be addressed urgently.
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Education and childcare

Childcare enables many people to work, but it's the single most expensive item in the budgets of many families with small children.
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Children's life chances

All children deserve a childhood free of financial hardship and a fair chance to reach their full potential in adulthood.

Secure Futures for children and families

Find out about our new project looking at the future of the social security system. 


All Kids Count

It’s right to support families when they need it most. Our government should lift the two-child limit and help all children thrive.

Tell us your story

If you have experience of any of the problems above - with benefits, costs or childcare for example, please share your story with us.

We always need people's experiences to show why change is needed. 

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Our campaigns

We work with our supporters to build public and political support to tackle the causes of child poverty.

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Cost of a Child

Every year we publish research on what it costs to raise a child in the UK.

Early warning system

The Early Warning System gathers information about families and individuals affected by changes to the benefit system since 2013.