The Campaign to End Child Poverty is making a tremendous difference increasing public awareness of the extent of child poverty in the UK, the impact it has on children's lives and what we can all do about it. CPAG has learned how much common cause we have with many organisations that we had not worked with before, leading to valuable new relationships and bringing our messages to important new audiences
Gingerbread is the national charity working with single parent families. Formed following a merger of the National Council for One Parent Families and Gingerbread, we now provide increased support and a stronger campaigning voice for single parents and their families.
ďThe NCT supports the campaign to End Child Poverty because we know that the social and emotional impact of poverty on new parents undermines the foundations of family life and childhood and restricts parentsí ability to make decisions for themselves and their families.Ē Belinda Phipps CEO
National Childminding Association of England and Wales
The National Childminding Association of England and Wales (NCMA) is a charity and professional association. We believe every child should reach their full potential and, since 1977, have worked with registered childminders, nannies as well as other individuals and organisations, such as local and national government, to ensure families in every community in England and Wales have access to high quality home-based childcare, play, learning and family support. For more information about NCMA and its work, visit the website or call 0845 880 0044.
NCB is the leading national charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them. Our vision is a society in which children and young people are valued, their rights respected and responsibilities enhanced; our mission, to advance the well-being of children and young people across every aspect of their lives. For further information visit our website or contact us on 020 7843 6000.
"TreeHouse is the national charity for autism education; the welfare of children is at the core of our work. Children with autism are at high risk of experiencing poverty, not only in a financial sense but also in terms of quality of life.
Large numbers of children with autism are excluded from school because their disability is misunderstood and mismanaged. Families have to fill gaps in provision, and all too often this means that parents need to give up paid employment which places them under great stress financially and emotionally. We believe that these risks can be alleviated through early investment and planning by government so that children with autism and their families can be supported in the best ways for them to live fulfilled lives.
The End Child Poverty campaign is incredibly important as it brings the complex issues around child poverty together and focuses on campaigning for a better standard of life for all our children."
Linda Redford, Director, Development and Public Affairs
Turn2us believes it is unacceptable that, despite the UK being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we have 13 million living in poverty. Four million of these are children. Yet many families are not aware of the help that is available. Thousands of grant-giving charities exist and some £14 billion of state aid goes unclaimed.
Turn2us aims to address this very fundamental issue by helping the millions of families who struggle the most to access the money that is available to them Ė through welfare benefits, grants and other sources of information.
We can help to achieve this by providing families with a comprehensive, central point of information in an easy to use format that will help them access the support they are entitled to.