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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to question academics and charities

13 April 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee is to take evidence from academics and charities during the second oral evidence session of the children in poverty inquiry.

The inquiry is initially focusing on how best to measure child poverty and its impact. The first part of the meeting with academics and a domestic abuse support organisation will explore the relationship between child poverty and health, childhood abuse and family breakdown.

The second half of the session, with representatives from major children’s charities, will examine issues around the measurement of child poverty, as well as the impact of worklessness and financial hardship. The Committee is also likely to explore the Government’s approach to reducing the number of children living in poverty.

The Committee previously held an evidence session with academics and policy experts.


Wednesday 14 April

At 9.30am

Panel 1

  • Professor Paul Bywaters, Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor David Taylor-Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool
  • Yasmin Rehman, Chief Executive, Juno Women’s Aid

Panel 2

  • Sophie Howes, Head of Policy, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Charlotte McDonough, UK Policy Adviser, Save the Children
  • Rebecca Jacques, Policy Officer, the Children’s Society

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