We campaign to make sure every child gets the fair start in life they deserve. To make sure they do, we need your help. Join our action network now.
We entered this general election campaign with child poverty at 4 million. It's projected to rise to 5.1 million by 2022. We need all candidates to understand the scale of child poverty in this country, and what they should do about it if elected. We've written a manifesto - please share it with your candidates.
Universal credit, the new benefit being rolled out across the UK, is about to become a huge missed opportunity. But there's still time to turn it from a poverty-producing into a poverty-fighting tool.
We are engaged in a three-year project working across the voluntary sector and with politicians at local, regional, and national level, towards a London where no child experiences poverty.
CPAG hosts the End Child Poverty campaign consisting of 150 organisations working to eradicate child poverty in the UK. End Child Poverty has successfully highlighted the unfair impact of the spending cuts and produced a UK child poverty map showing the extent of child poverty throughout the UK, including a ward-by-ward breakdown.
All kids count. But the government planned to scrap its own targets to end child poverty. Effectively, they were giving up on the 1 in 4 children currently growing up poor.
In July2015 the government announced that they would cut tax credits. 4.6 million families receive tax credits - many of them will be pushed into poverty by these cuts.
Few politicians were talking about getting real on child poverty in this election. Our supporters asked their parliamentary candidates to commit to our six steps to tackle child poverty.
Local welfare provision is a lifeline to vulnerable people up and down the country. A thousand people joined us to tell the government not to cut this vital funding.
Every year, thousands of people are forced to resort to food banks to feed themselves or their families after experiencing problems with the benefits system such as delays or sanctions. We want the government to repair holes in our safety net driving people to rely on charity just to put food on the table.
Life is unpredictable and we all need a bit of extra help sometimes. This campaign aims to tackle the inaccurate and misleading stereotypes around families who receive benefits. Watch our first-ever campaigning film, 'It Could Be You'.