Alastair Lee, Children’s Services Data and Information Manager, East Sussex County Council and Chair, Children’s Services National Performance ..
and Information Management Group (CONFIRMED). Building on the workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the main challenges they face in measuring the impact of their services in tackling child poverty and identify solutions to these challenges following what they have learnt. With a possibility of one-third of UK children living below the breadline by 2024 following Covid-19, according to predictions by the Resolution Foundation, tackling child poverty at a national and local level has become essential. Despite government funded efforts to rectify the growing rates of child poverty, many parents in need do not qualify for support, there have been challenges with aid deployment at a local government level, and some families do not know the funding opportunities available to them. However, by co-ordinating effective partnerships and driving innovative solutions, local services and communities have come together to reduce the effects of digital exclusion, food poverty, and the widening education gap for disadvantaged children. Through increased information-sharing, partnership working and innovation, child poverty rates can be tackled effectively.