29 June 2019
Today, the Labour Party has announced plans for a Future Generations Wellbeing Act for England as part of a commitment to tackle widening health inequalities, including a pledge to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to poorer children. RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, Dr Max Davie respond...
In this report, the RCPCH and Child Poverty Action Group explore the state of child poverty in the UK and gain the views of the RCPCH’s wider membership in order to form a picture of what is happening on the frontline in communities across the UK.
20 April 2018
Josephine Tucker, Head of Policy and Research at Child Poverty Action Group, writes about the impact of poverty on children's health and what we as health professionals can do.
Parents, carers and young people from a temporary accommodation hostel in London took part in a session in October 2017. Here are their comments from their workshop and presentation to healthcare professionals.
The impacts of poverty on children’s health are being felt on the frontline, and things appear to be getting worse. We work with a range of organisations to put pressure on decision makers to reduce the number of children in poverty.
There are an estimated 4 million children living in poverty in the UK – that’s 30% of all children. Projections indicate that this number may rise to as much as 5 million by the end of the decade, yet national targets to reduce child poverty have been abolished.
21 June 2017
Michael Egan, Money Advice Caseworker at Citizens Advice St. Helens, provides information on the range of practical support available for families living in poverty. He writes in response to the joint report published by the RCPCH and the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Poverty and child health: ...