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The Government’s first Child Poverty National Strategy, A New Approach to Child Poverty: Tackling the Causes of Disadvantage and Transforming Families’ Lives, was published on 5 April 2011. The strategy emphasises policies and programmes:
This short online guide has been developed alongside the National Child Poverty Strategy to highlight the innovative work that has taken place in local areas through the Child Poverty Pilots.
The pilot programme was very broad, with around half of local authorities in England involved. The pilots ended in March 2011, and this guide is one of the ways through which the Child Poverty Unit is making available to practitioners and policy makers the wealth of emerging good practice and positive evidence.
The guide signposts wider sources of information and online tools and the intention is to work with local partners to develop this resource over time. We have focused on the broad approaches taken by pilot areas rather than provide a pilot by pilot account. This is covered in more detail in the interim Child Poverty pilot Synthesis evaluation report, published on the DWP website on 28 March 2011, as well as the individual pilot evaluation reports published on the DFE and DWP websites.
The guide has been set up under four themes to highlight some of the innovative approaches. A theme can be selected by clicking in the drop down menu on the left hand side of this page.
In addition you can access a brief overview of the pilots in the the Child Poverty Interim Synthesis Evaluation.
If you have any feedback or information please get in touch by emailing the Child Poverty Unit.
Child Poverty Unit
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