Time for a coordinated child poverty strategy

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.

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Children on the margins

A report released this week (PDF) by the Children’s Commissioner calls for quality childcare services, especially for under two-year-olds. It will take more than a report to convince the current Government – whose cost-cutting includes undermining the goal of 100% fully qualified staff in early childhood centres – to invest properly in Early Childhood Education. […]

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