Child Poverty Needs Asessment
Childhood experience lays the foundations for
later life. Growing up in poverty can damage physical, cognitive,
social and emotional development, which are all determinants
of outcomes in adult life. While some children who grow up in
low income households will go on to achieve their full potential,
many others may not.
The Child Poverty Act (2010) requires councils
to produce local needs assessments of child poverty and agree a
local strategy for tackling this. This Child Poverty Needs
Assessment provides an analysis of:
- Children living in poverty in Cheshire
- Who is living in poverty and why.
- The impacts of living in poverty.
We have undertaken this assessment using
desktop research - taking into account available evidence on
poverty, worklessness and deprivation. At this stage,
the assessment has not been informed by qualitative data or by the
experience of other agencies.
The next step will be to develop the Cheshire
East strategy for reducing child poverty in the borough using the
needs assessment as the evidence base. The strategy will be created
with input from different service areas, our partners and the
If you feel that you can add to this
assessment and make it richer and more relevant – either as an
individual or as an organisation – then please email the Corporate Policy Team
The following links will take you to either
the full CPNA document or to individual chapters.