Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group

Charity information

Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is a charity that exists to promote action to prevent and end child poverty in the UK. We believe that every child in this country deserves a fair start in life.

Founded 1965

  • Mission statement

    The UK is one of the wealthiest countries in the world but despite this 3. 6 million children - more than one in four - currently live in poverty. If urgent action isn't taken, it is estimated that by 2020 as many as one million more children will be living in poverty in the UK.

    At Child Poverty Action Group we provide evidence of the causes, extent and solutions to child poverty, and campaign for its eradication.

    Our objective is to prevent and end child poverty. We aim to achieve this through two key areas of work:

    - We lead the child poverty debate, speaking out on child poverty issues, publishing the most up to research and drawing upon the real-life experiences of children living in poverty.
    - We provide expert publications, traning and advice to a national network of advisers, at the forefront of advice provision to low-income families.

    Our vision is of a society free from child poverty, where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have a fair chance in life to reach their full potential. We believe this is achievable, and as one of the most basic human rights, is a moral obligation that all governments must meet

    At Child Poverty Action Group we are committed to improving the lives of children living in poverty in the UK. Our core purpose is to make clear what poverty means for children's futures, and to campaign for every child's right to a fair start in life to reach their full potential.

  • Aims

    Child Poverty Action Group aims to:

    • Lead the child poverty debate and influence key decision makers on issues related to child poverty. We commission research and draw on the real-life experiences of children to inform our viewpoint.
    • Provide expert publications, training and advice on child poverty-related subjects to a national network of frontline advisers, at the forefront of advice provision to low-income families.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1965

    Registered Charity Number: 294841

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 30

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 020 7837 7979

    Address: Child Poverty Action Group 94 White Lion Street London N1 9PF

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