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Child Poverty Regional Event, South East Wales – 17th October 2017

Following our successful Child Poverty Conference held in June this year, Children in Wales put on this event to take forward and discuss some of the themes which came out of the Conference, such as partnership working, engagement and participation, evidencing impact and sustainability.

This symposium was hosted by Tai Calon Community Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in Blaenau Gwent, and attracted 25 people from a range of disciplines, including local authorities, housing, social care and education.

The event was a great opportunity for organisations and projects to join together, discuss progress on the Welsh Government initiatives to tackle child poverty, talk about the challenges faced by practitioners working with children, young people and their families and share good practice on what works in tackling child poverty.

The format of the morning was a mixture of speakers and round table discussions, based on the Future Generations’ Sustainable Development Principle, also known as the ‘5 Ways of Working’.

For both round table discussions, ideas were recorded on flip charts and collected at the end of the session. These will be used to inform policy and good practice in the area of child poverty.

Children in Wales would like to thank all those involved in making our first regional Child Poverty Event such a success.  We are now planning a similar event in North East Wales for early next year.