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There is currently a lot of innovative and effective work being carried out to support struggling families and lift children out of poverty. It is important to learn from this work as evidence from these approaches may help improve services for families in other areas, while also helping to shape the Government’s ongoing work to end child poverty in this country.
The following websites contain examples of existing practice in tackling child poverty, which local areas may find useful when developing their own support services:
In 2009, Cornwall, Newcastle and Tower Hamlets councils were all awarded Beacon status for their work in preventing and tackling child poverty. The Beacon Scheme has now been replaced by the Local Government Improvement and Development’s (LGID) Local Innovation Awards scheme, but case studies and other information on effective methods used by the Beacon councils are still available from LGID, by using the link on this page.
The Department and the CPU are not responsible for the content of any of the above external websites. If for any reason you feel the information or case studies are not suitable, please email the CPU.
Child Poverty Unit
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Research and good practice on effective child poverty strategies.
Providing an overview of key data sets at LA level this guidance was developed by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion and the Child Poverty Action Group.
Examples of good practice in tackling the causes of child poverty in the Greater London Authority and London boroughs.
Archived Beacon content.