Islwyn MP Chris Evans,has called on the UK Government to work with private companies, the third sector and local communities to end child poverty.
Mr Evans has proposed a new partnership which will bring any willing and able provider, including private companies and charities, into employment support. By offering personalised and localised support to poor families to get into work Mr Evans argued that child poverty can be reduced.
He said: “We can never stop the fight against child poverty, never stop striving for a world where no child is born into poverty. However, the public sector focused approach is no longer working. To end child poverty we need a partnership between private enterprise, social action, government and local communities.’
“While this will go a long way unless our approach is based on personal responsibility any progress will not be locked in. Families should get all the support they need to work their way out of poverty. But in return we must expect them to play their part and be responsible.”