London Child Poverty Alliance response to Child Poverty Strategy Consultation

May 2014

The Child Poverty Act 2010 places a duty on central government to produce a child poverty strategy every 3 years. In spring 2014 they consulted on their draft strategy for 2014-17. The London Child Poverty Alliance responded setting out how the strategy could be improved to tackle the shockingly high level of poverty in the capital. If the government does not address poverty in London, it is unlikely to meet its child poverty targets.

The London Child Poverty Alliance is a coalition of charities committed to tackling the high levels of poverty in the capital. This LCPA response is made on behalf of the following members: 4in10, Child Poverty Action Group, Trust for London, Zacchaeus 2000, London Voluntary Service Council, Timewise Foundation and Peabody.