Tackling child poverty priority families overview

An overview of evidence on the six priority family types identified as being at higher risk of child poverty.


This overview was developed to inform policies and programmes to reduce child poverty and inform discussions on options for the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan (2022-2026).

The evidence pack highlights key issues for the six priority family types identified as being at higher risk of child poverty: lone parent families, minority ethnic families, families with a disabled adult or child, families with a younger mother (under 25), families with a child under 1, and larger families (3+ children).

Information and data in this pack was correct at the time of publication (October 2021).

Priority families - slide pack with visuals

Priority families - text only version

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