The Welsh Government Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt MS has launched a new strategy on child poverty in Wales. The strategy is aimed at tackling the effects of living in poverty for children and improving their opportunities.
The Child Poverty Strategy is made up of five long-term high-level objectives:
- to reduce costs and maximise the incomes of families
- to create pathways out of poverty so children and young people and their families have opportunities to realise their potential
- to support child and family wellbeing and make sure that work across the Welsh Government delivers for children living in poverty
- to ensure children, young people and their families are treated with dignity and respect by the people and services who interact with and support them and to challenge the stigma of poverty
- to ensure that effective cross-government working at the national level enables strong collaboration at the regional and local level.
The strategy will be used to shape policy across the Welsh Government under current and future Programmes of Government.