The Tackling Poverty Strategy explores the drivers of child poverty and its impact on children and families. Almost 8000 under 16s were living in poverty last year (almost one in six). The cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated the situation.
The new strategy will run up to 2030 and sets out a blueprint for a local approach to tackling child poverty in Sefton, with actions linked to people’s pockets, prospects, and places.
The Strategy says that Sefton Council is committed to increasing opportunity in employment and education and supporting the most vulnerable members of its communities. Sefton Council will continue working closely with partners in the voluntary sector, health, employers, further education facilities and community groups.
Cllr Trish Hardy who is Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “Tackling childhood poverty is key to us achieving all our priorities and should be squarely at the centre of everything we do, and this is the next step in the work we have been doing since 2015 on welfare reform and anti-poverty.”
The strategy can be found here.