The Campaign to End Child Poverty is made up of more than 100 organisations from civic society including children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.
We campaign to achieve our vision by:
- Informing the public about the causes and effects of child poverty;
- Forging commitment between, and across, the public, private and voluntary sectors to end child poverty by 2020;
- Promoting the case for ending child poverty with this and every future Government.
Chair – Sam Royston (Director of Policy and Research at The Children’s Society)
Vice-Chair – Richard Exell (Senior Policy Officer, TUC)
End Child Poverty is currently hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group
The End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition was set up in 2003 to leverage the work of a wide range of groups all of whom shared the objective of eradicating child poverty in the UK.
The coalition has worked to inform the public about the causes and effects of child poverty; forge commitment between, and across, the public, private and voluntary sectors to end child poverty; and to promote the case for ending child poverty with Government.
The coalition has led a wide range of activities including a public rally in Trafalgar Square in 2008 calling on the Government to Keep the Promise to end child poverty, campaigning for the Child Poverty Act to become law in the UK; and most recently launching a campaign Short Changed: the true cost of cuts to children’s benefits calling on government to give children’s benefits the same ‘triple lock’ protection as the basic state pension.