Research shows that children from poorer backgrounds lag behind their more affluent peers at all stages of education. Growing up in poverty also increases the risk of illness and premature death. This not only limits their capacity to enjoy a fulfilling childhood but will restrict their opportunities and damage their ability to fulfil their potential.
In October 2015 the government introduced the Welfare Reform and Employment Bill set out plans to change the way in which child poverty is measured. This would no longer be based on family income but on ‘life chances’.
FROM CHILD POVERTY To LIFE CHANCES is a capacity building seminar by 4in10 to explore the link between child poverty and life chances. The debate around how we measure child poverty has given us the opportunity to think about what measures are meaningful if we are to tackle child poverty in London. The workshop will be an opportunity to understand more about the lifelong effects of poverty in childhood and to share insights into current research and thinking.
Seminar start 9.45
Seminar close 12.30
A networking lunch will be a provided.