Child Poverty: Rising levels during Covid-19 and the impact on child protection

Shared best practice for 2021

What is the true picture of child poverty in the UK since Covid - 19 and the impact on the children in our care? Where do we go from here? Best practice and shared discussion 

February 3 2021 10-3pm

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“A brutal Covid legacy awaits our children. We need the will and ambition to tackle it.” Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Guardian, Jan 2021

Almost 700,000 people in the UK, including 120,000 children, have been plunged into poverty as a result of the Covid economic crisis *

“I want us to really understand what it means to that child in terms of holding them back, the reality of not having food in your cupboard and not knowing when there’s going to be another meal on the table,” Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner

“We can all contribute to a shift in public thinking so that we change the conversation about poverty," Prof. Brid Featherstone 

Speakers and themes include:

Professor Brid Featherstone is Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield. She is a qualified social worker and worked for many years with young offenders and latterly as a worker and manager in the field of child protection. Prof Featherstone is the author and co author of 9 books:

“Child Poverty and the effects on child protection in a pandemic. Where are we now?”

Sophie Howes is the Senior Policy Officer at Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG):

 “The true picture of child poverty and implications for 2021. Understanding where we are now and where we need to go.”  

Thomas Croft works with the National Co ordination Team at ATD FourthWorld: 

“Protecting vulnerable families: understanding poverty and its impact on family life.”

 Francesca Crozier-Roche is a Youth and Community Practitioner with the National Youth Agency's Joint Negotiating Committee and works with the University of Birmingham and the Parents, Families and Allies Network among other organisations. As a single mother of two children and full time carer for her son, she speaks from lived experience about the C P system and the effects of poverty on children in 2021:

"Lived experience as a parent advocate about the C P system and the effect of poverty in 2021."

Sarah Newman is Executive Director, Bi-Borough Children’s Services, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the City of Westminster:

“Supporting children and families living in poverty through a pandemic, from a Children’s Services perspective.”

There will be full interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions for you to share your views.

All presentations and training resources will be available to delegates afterwards with a Certificate of Participation towards your CPD.

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