Child poverty in London
592,000 children living in London are below the poverty line, 37 per cent of all children in the capital. While poverty rates are higher for everyone in London than nationally, this gap is larger for children than for any other group. 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 to employ a London Campaign Co-ordinator for two 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 Megan Jarvie.
- Key facts about child poverty in London
- Let's All Have Lunch! Why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children
- Low pay and the London Living Wage a submission to the Greater London Authority economy committee.
- Missing potential: why the European funds should be used to support parental employment in London
- Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change
- We can work it out: parental employment in London
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: early impacts of welfare reform in London
- Food Poverty in London: a submission to the London Assembly
- The implementation of the Child Poverty Act: examining child poverty strategies in London local authorities
- Delivering the social fund at London-level: opportunities and risks
- Beyond Benefits conference on 23 November - this joint event by Child Poverty Action Group, 4in10 and Zacchaeus 2000 aims to discuss the barriers to parental employment in London and share best practice from a range of statutory and voluntary providers in helping parents back to work.
Our current work in 2012-13
- In September we gave a presentation An overview of welfare reform in London to the Lambeth welfare reform conference.
- We are members of the London Child Poverty Alliance, a coalition of organisations concerned about the high levels of poverty in the capital. Prior to the Mayoral elections we came together to publish a manifesto.
- We submitted evidence on adult careers services in London to the GLA Economy Committee in January 2013 and were cited in their final report.