The recently-appointed Experts Advisory Group on Child Poverty is floating the idea of a law to halve child poverty in ten years, modeled on a British Act. The group is absolutely right that we need a multi-party agreement to end child poverty, but merely halving it in 10 years is not ambitious enough.
The Children’s Commissioner has announced a new Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. While it’s great to see a focus on solutions, there are now so many processes looking into the issues of child poverty and vulnerable children, we risk botching the opportunity to address the crisis. If there was ever a time for a coordinated Government strategy to end child poverty in, it’s now.