We need radical change in our approach to fighting child poverty, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has said.
The CSJ has been at the heart of a crucial debate this week on child poverty, arguing for political action to tackle its root causes.
In an interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC’s Newsnight, Christian Guy, the CSJ’s Managing Director, said “work is the surest route out of poverty”. Watch here
The CSJ, responding to a report by Save the Children that said 3.5million children in the UK live in deprivation, told The Telegraph that one of the first things the Government must do is change the arbitrary definition of poverty. Speaking on the Boulton & Co show live on Sky News, Christian added that we need to look at the root causes of poverty, such as: family breakdown, addiction, poor educational attainment, debt and worklessness.
We were also interviewed on BBC Breakfast, BBC News 24, Channel 5, LBC’s Nick Ferrari Show, we wrote an article for the Spectator’s Coffee House blog and a CSJ statement was published on Politics Home.