Helping families thrive: lessons learned from the Child Poverty Pilot Programme

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Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.
Date of publication
1 June 2012
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Children and Young People, Families
Social welfare
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This guide looks at ways of supporting families away from the causes and consequences of disadvantage and poverty. It suggests how local authorities and their partners, including the voluntary and community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better outcomes for families. It should inform existing provision, new initiatives and commissioning strategies. The guide is based on evaluation evidence from the Child Poverty Pilots that the Government’s Child Poverty Unit funded from 2009 to 2011. The pilot programme supported low-income families both working and not working, families with emerging needs and families with multiple problems. This is a support tool for everyone involved in fulfilling local child poverty duties and in designing, delivering and commissioning services for families in poverty. It was developed with the aim of capturing key lessons learnt from across the pilot programme and supporting the local duties set out under the Child Poverty Act 2010.

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