Child Poverty summit – 20 October 2009

Child Poverty summit

Child Poverty SummitKate Green, chief executive, Child Poverty Action Group was the keynote speaker at the fourth summit on 20 October 2009, which examined how we can collectively beat child poverty. 

For many young people childhood is a wonderful stage of life. For a significant number however, such an experience is much less likely.

Poverty can restrict or damage the lives of children who can tend to become adults who are poor which can produce an ongoing cycle of poverty creating costs to society.

Other speakers included Sam Monaghan, (Barnados Birmingham Summit Oct 09 )Regional Director, Barnado’s,  Cllr Les Lawrence, Cabinet Member and Tony Howell,  (Tony Howell Understanding & Addressing Child Poverty)  Strategic Director for Children, Young People & Families, Birmingham City Council plus the Rt Rev David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham.

Delegates were given case study scenarios and discussed how they could collectively tackle issues raised and that child poverty is everyone’s business.

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