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Help us end child poverty in the UK

We want a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. We campaign and lobby to make this a reality, and maximise family incomes through our welfare rights work, publications and training.

Child Poverty Action is the leading national charity working to end poverty among children, young people and families in the UK.

Our vision is of a society free of child poverty where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential.

We aim to fulfil this vision by being:

Strategic – we raise awareness of the causes, extent and impact of child poverty and by advocating strategies for its eradication and prevention

Influential – through authoritative, high quality policy work, research and communications and through coalitions and partnerships

Expert – we produce the definitive and market-leading welfare benefits publications to maximise family incomes. Through advice, test cases and training we provide expert support for frontline advisers (CABs, voluntary organisations, lawyers) on all aspects of social security and tax credit legislation

An informed voice – we try to bring about positive change for children and families in poverty and ensure the needs and entitlements of children and families are voiced and heard

CPAG’s activities build on our history of strategic policy leadership to identify and campaign for changes in policy, practice and attitudes necessary to end child poverty.

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