Project Description

CHILD POVERTY
ALLIANCE

Chaired by Children in Northern Ireland, the The Child Poverty Alliance (CPA) came into being in 2008 as a loose alliance of organisations to raise awareness of child poverty within Northern Ireland.

THE ISSUE

Child poverty is a growing problem in Northern Ireland and affects more than 107,00 children. Poverty harms children’s health and damages their futures.

THE MISSION

Campaigning for an end to child poverty by working collaboratively with an evidence-informed approach.

Aims &
Objectives

  • Hold government to account for the application of its strategy and programmes to end child poverty in NI.

  • Reframe and inform public understanding of child poverty and gain support for measures to support families.

STRATEGY

The Child Poverty Alliance is an inclusive coalition committed to campaigning for an end to child poverty. We continue to engage directly with Government and elected representatives seeking to inform public policy and hold Government accountable for tackling child poverty. We continue to publicly advocate on behalf of families and children living in poverty so that policy makers will be more informed of the possible impact of their actions on children living in poverty.

FURTHER
READING

Beneath the Surface
Child Poverty in
Northern Ireland