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On February 27th 2014, the Government launched a consultation on its Child Poverty Strategy. A a review of evidence of the drivers of child poverty for families in poverty now and for poor children growing up to be poor adults, shows that the most significant factor for the former, is lack of sufficient income from parental employment and, for the latter, the main driver is poor child educational outcomes.

However, this only focuses on a financial measure.

In this Deeper Look section, we look at the evidence, based on surveys of more than four million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations,about a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviours that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.

Read more here.

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Churches in the UK are responding significantly to the social challenges in their local communities

December 2012

Hours spent by volunteers in UK Churches on local social action initiatives have increased by 36% in two years to 98M hours.

In spite of the current economic problems, funds given by UK Church members that were spent on social action initiatives have increased by 19% in two years to £342M.

There has been a rapid diversification by churches - the average number of social action initiatives undertaken by a Church has risen from 5.7 to 8.2.

Staff time is calculated as 55M hours in support of social action initiatives. This is equivalent to roughly 1 hour of staff time to 2 hours of volunteer effort.

The total contribution to social initiatives is probably above £2.5bn per annum.



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