The Child Poverty Act came into force in 2010 with the aim of eradicating Child Poverty by the end of 2020. In summer 2014 the Government revised its approach to tackling Child Poverty by seeking to focus on supporting families into work, increasing earnings, improving living standards and educational attainment. The underlying principle of the Strategy is to ‘address poverty now and break the cycle of inter-generational poverty’.
The profile, which has been updated for 2017 to include the latest available data looks at child poverty across a range of measures, including a focus on income and educational attainment. In addition to this, it looks at the conception rate amongst 15 to 17 year olds and the proportion of young offenders who re-offended. Both of these measures are risk factors for international poverty.
Where possible, the profile provides comparisons for Warwickshire to West Midlands and National figures, as well as breaking down Warwickshire into the five districts/boroughs. Overall, Warwickshire tends to perform better than the West Midlands across a range of measures; however there are large inequalities within the county. The full report can be found here.