Poverty is an issue which particularly affects children in London.
We have funded a number of initiatives focussed on children and young people to address some of the particular challenges they face in London and to help ensure that they are able to meet their potential.
One example is the Moving On Up Initiative, which aims to improve the employment rate of young black men in London. Another is a secondment we have funded for a member of Coram Children’s Legal Centre to the Greater London Authority’s social integration team. This secondee will work on the Citizenship and Integration Initiative, specifically looking at Young Londoners. We are also members of the London Child Poverty Alliance, which launched a manifesto before the 2018 local elections explaining what Councils and Councillors can do to combat child poverty.
We have funded a number of reports about young people’s issues, including work on child trafficking, social integration and the impact of sanctions on young single parents. Some of these reports can be found below and the full range can be found here.
To explore more data about children and young people in London, visit London’s Poverty Profile.