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New Survey launch: Children in Wales want to know about your experiences and examples of how Coronavirus has impacted low income or disadvantaged families

Prior to the start of Coronavirus, over 1 in 4 children in Wales were living in poverty. People from certain ethnic groups, children, disabled people, carers, those living in private rented housing or working in certain sectors are all more likely to experience poverty; 44% of single parents live in poverty in Wales.  Since March 2020, evidence from research by a number of organisations in Wales suggest that levels of child poverty have and will continue, to rise as a direct result of the pandemic.

We are seeking to find out how Coronavirus has impacted low income and disadvantaged families and to gather evidence to bring about positive change for these children and families.  Extensive research on child poverty has already been undertaken in Wales, particularly around children and education, so we are
looking to fill gaps in our knowledge and use this as a lever for policy change in Wales.

You can access the survey here. (the welsh can be found here).

The closing date for submissions will be 5pm 10 August.

Children in wales have also released a new report today: Child and Family Poverty in Wales. You can read the full report here.