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Joint agreement on child poverty, 26/03/09 [W]

Social Justice Minister Dr Brian Gibbons has launched a joint agreement on child poverty and called on public and voluntary sector organisations in Wales to sign up.

The joint agreement sets out the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitment to reducing child poverty and outlines ways in which other organisations can make their own contributions.

The following organisations have signed the agreement:

  • One Voice Wales
  • Welsh Local Government Association
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action
  • NHS Confederation
  • Save the Children
  • Sports Council for Wales
  • Greenhouse
  • Chief Fire Officers Association

The joint agreement supports the proposed Children and Families Measure which, if passed, will place a duty on specific Welsh public bodies to identify and take action to assist in the goal of eradicating child poverty by 2020. The agreement will allow public agencies in Wales not be affected by the legislation, to sign up to demonstrate that they too are prepared to work with the Welsh Assembly Government to tackle child poverty.

Further information on the Welsh Assembly Government’s child poverty work is available on their website.

Members of Children in Wales can download a briefing on the proposed Children and Families Measure from the members’ area of the website.