Child & family poverty

A national commitment to end child poverty in the UK by 2020 was announced by government in 2014. With one in four families expected to be in poverty by 2020, a revitalised approach to address child poverty is essential.


MLR>> has notable research experience in this area, founded on the creation and management of sub-regional child and family poverty monitoring and research under the Merseyside Information Service (MIS) observatory banner.


Our experience includes:

  • Sharing notable practice and knowledge transfer on child poverty measurement and research techniques (e.g. presenting at the national 2010 Welfare to Work Conference and the North West Child Poverty Network).
  • Co-ordinating child poverty information systems and data (e.g. project managing and directing the Child and Family Poverty Data Project, to initiate a consistent approach to the measurement and monitoring of child and family poverty across Liverpool City Region, to inform needs assessments and strategies).
  • Providing analytical support for localised Child Poverty Needs Assessments. (e.g. project managing the collation of qualitative information from previous engagement exercises to identify child poverty factors relevant to a needs assessment by Liverpool City Council).

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