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Partnership Approaches to Preventing and Tackling Child Poverty 17 October 2011. James Hardy Children Schools and Families Locality Manager. “His parents need support to care for him” Health Visitor “His parents are ‘low skilled’” JobCentre Plus Advisor
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“His parents are ‘low skilled’”
JobCentre Plus Advisor
“He is absent without authorisation. . . . again”
“His parents are ‘high concern and in debt’”
The Housing Department
“He has behavioural problems”
“He’s just really antisocial.”
“He’s at risk”
“But I just want to live my childhood”
Search for child poverty at www.cornwall.gov.uk
Understanding geographical variations is important for service delivery
Urban Rural Classification
Education - in general educational attainment decreases as levels of child poverty increase in Cornwall. This relationship gets stronger at Key Stages 2 & 4. Patterns of under achievement get harder to reverse by the teenage years.
Employment - there are neighbourhoods in Cornwall where worklessness is a severe and persistent problem. These areas are closely associated with child poverty - in some neighbourhoods over 50% of children live in benefit dependent households.
Health - 11% of children in reception classes in Cornwall and 18% of children in year 6 are classified as obese. Studies show links between poverty & social exclusion. If obesity is not addressed it can result in serious medical problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent), high blood pressure and osteoarthritis.
Social -Adults and young people convicted of offences are often some of the most socially excluded within society. Deprived areas experience a disproportionate amount of crime and there is a significant correlation between crime rates and the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2007
Responses to child poverty need to be undertaken in the collective context of child, family, home & community
EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS
childhood does not translate into poor
More families are in work that pays & have the
support they need to progress
support them to thrive
responsive to families’
PLACE & LOCAL
WTC , CTC, Housing
benefit take up