Child poverty strategy

56,000 children and young people in Kent (18%) are currently living in poverty. We have a statutory duty under the Child Poverty Act 2010 to set out Kent’s strategic priorities for tackling child poverty and to provide a means of tracking and evidencing progress in line with the national target to end child poverty by 2020.

This strategy sets out a framework to address the causes and effects of child poverty, identifying the areas where we, and our partners, can have greatest impact.