For more information on the End Child Poverty Network Cymru, please contact:
Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TH
Tel: 01286 677570
The UK is the fourth largest economy in the world but conversely has one of the highest levels of child poverty of all industrialised countries. Recent figures show that 32 per cent of children in Wales are living in poverty, higher than the British average.
The End Child Poverty Network Cymru is a coalition of concern focused on the eradication of child poverty in Wales, co-ordinated and managed on a day-to-day basis by Children in Wales. Its steering group include representation from across the voluntary and statutory sectors and the Network has an increasing supporting membership from a broad cross-section of agencies.
Steering Group members include
Barnardo’s Cymru, Children in Wales, Save the Children Wales, NEA Wales, Action for Children, NSPCC Cymru, Citizens Advice, Public Health Wales, Oxfam Cymru, Shelter Cymru, the Frank Buttle Trust, Fairbridge Cymru, Consumer Focus Wales. The WLGA, the Wales TUC and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales act as observers.
End Child Poverty Network Cymru has been in operation since 2001. We are committed to supporting the Government’s vision that no child in Wales should live in poverty by 2020.
Regular meetings are held between the Steering Group and the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, and with the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty Team to discuss policies relating to child poverty.
We seek to end child poverty in Wales by:
By joining the network you will receive a free monthly e-bulletin.
Head Office: 25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ, Tel: (029) 2034 2434, Fax: (029) 2034 3134
North Wales Office: Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, LL55 1TH, Tel: (01286) 677570