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New research shows councils in London fear housing crisis fuelled by welfare reform

11 June 2014
Cuts to benefits have left families in London struggling and unsure how they will afford to stay living in their area, according to a new CPAG report released today. Based on interviews with councils, advice services and parents as well a review of existing evidence, the report highlights that these key groups share the same fear: a housing crisis uprooting families from their homes and communities, with children’s education facing huge disruption by these forced moves.

The Costs of Going to School

22 April 2014
Child Poverty Action Group, the National Union of Teachers, the British Youth Council and Kids Company have jointly released a report on the Costs of Going to School produced by a group of 400 school-aged young people.

Free school meals extension will help health and educational outcomes

04 December 2013
Commenting on today’s announcement on Free School Meals by the Deputy Prime Minster, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “It’s great to see the government following through on the promise to provide free school meals to all primary school children up to 7 years old...

Free School Meals for infants next year: CPAG response

17 September 2013
The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals:

CPAG response to announcement on free school meals

17 September 2013
In response to reports that the Deputy Prime Minister will tomorrow announce that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said: "This would be a very welcome announcement and an excellent example of how helping parents with the cost of living can also prevent some of the costs of child poverty mounting up...

Let's All Have Lunch!

17 September 2013
This report makes the case for why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children.

New poll shows public believe Government action on child poverty falling short

12 June 2013
The poll, released by the End Child Poverty Campaign, shows 82 per cent of people view child poverty as a priority.

Leicester Child Poverty Commission publishes recommendations

25 January 2013
The Leicester Child Poverty Commission has today published its recommendations for tackling child poverty in the city.

Nick Clegg announces 'catch up' premium in his party conference speech

26 September 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the creation of a 'catch up' premium to help struggling children in the transition from primary to secondary school.

CPAG response to Nick Clegg's party conference speech

26 September 2012
Commenting on Nick Clegg's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: "We look forward to hearing more detail about the new 'catch up' premium but it looks like a very welcome step towards tackling the attainment gap and stopping poor children from being left behind...