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Poverty

Children in Wales has produced a range of reports and briefings relating to poverty which can be accessed below.  The End Child Poverty Network at Children in Wales produces a monthly e-bulletin and this can be accessed by clicking here.

07.03.11

Keeping warm this winter: Hearing the voices of children and young people in tackling fuel poverty in Wales, Film

This film was produced as a result of a project carried out with Consumer Focus Wales investigating how fuel poverty affects children and young people.  


06.03.11

Keeping warm this winter: Hearing the voices of children and young people in tackling fuel poverty in Wales, Report

This is the report of a project carried out with Consumer Focus Wales investigating how fuel poverty affects children and young people.  The project included direct consultation with children in schools about how fuel poverty affects them.


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06.03.11

Stay Warm

This poster was developed following consultations with children and young people in schools across Wales.  It provides ten top tips to help stay warm in winter.


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24.11.10

Child Poverty: A Manifesto Towards Eradication

The End Child Poverty Network Cymru Manifesto was launched at the Senedd on 24 November as part of an event that was sponsored by Helen Mary Jones, AM, and Chair of the National Assembly’s Children and Young People Committee. Copies of the Manifesto were sent to Assembly Members and prospective AMs so that they could refer to it in their campaign for the Assembly Elections in 2011.  It comprises eight overarching priorities.


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10.11.10

Fairness Test

ECPN Cymru is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to commit to a Fairness Test to ensure decisions on spending cuts in the November 2010 budget do not unfairly impact on disadvantaged children living in poverty in Wales.


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12.03.10

5 Point Charter

This Charter identifies action to tackle income child poverty in Wales. The Charter, issued ahead of the General Election on May 6th 2010, sets out the steps that the incoming UK Government needs to take to address this growing problem in policy areas it has responsibility for.


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31.10.09

Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural Wales

This report highlights a number of ways in which children and young people who live in low-income or benefit households in rural Wales are being excluded from services that are available to their contemporaries living in urban areas.


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12.10.08

Cost of Education – A Renewed Call

This Briefing Paper, produced for the UN International Day for the Eradication of Child Poverty 2008, renews the call for the Welsh Assembly Government look into the feasibility of introducing free school meals for school all pupils across Wales.


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02.04.08

Families not areas suffer rural disadvantage

This report highlights some of the key issues disadvantaging families in rural Wales.  These include problems accessing transport, a lack of services and leisure opportunities and a lack of affordable housing. The report also outlines a range of initiatives in some counties that have been developed to meet the needs of families in rural areas in Wales.


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12.10.06

The Cost of Education

This briefing paper, produced for the UN Eradication of Poverty Day 2006, highlights the “hidden” costs of schooling and presents a number of recommendations.


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