Child poverty in London
Children in London are more likely to grow up in poverty than children elsewhere in the UK. In fact, 37% of London's children (that's 700,000 children) live in poverty after housing costs are taken into account. London has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region, and there are as many poor children in London as in all of Scotland and Wales.
Trust for London has funded CPAG's London Campaign Manager post for three years to work across the voluntary sector and with politicians at local, regional, and national level, towards a London where no child experiences poverty. To find out more about our work get in touch with Alice Woudhuysen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Briefings and reports
News and blogs
London Child Poverty Alliance
Child Poverty Action Group provide the secretariat for the London Child Poverty Alliance. The LCPA is a coalition of charities committed to tackling the high levels of poverty in the capital.
- Family Friendly London - Manifesto for the next Mayor of London (2016)
- Response to the Child Poverty Strategy Consultation
- Ten Ideas for Local Authorities Before the 2014 local elections, the alliance produced 10 actions councils could take to support families and reduce poverty
- 2012 Mayoral Election: we produced a manifesto and ran hustings to promote family friendly policies to mayoral candidates
We are grateful to Trust for London for funding our London campaign.