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1 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Headteacher Meeting Friday 25 th January 2013

2 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Statistics % seeking job seekers allowance 2.8 % (Cumbria 13.8%) Greengate % seeking job seekers allowance 28.1% Indices of multiple depravation Ranked from 1-28 Greengate Indices of multiple depravation: 1 County average household income £32,606 Greengate average household income: £ Countywide % reception age children recorded as obese: 10.6% Greengate % reception age children recorded as obese: 14.6% Children under age of 5 no. of teeth decayed, missing or filled: 1.2 Greengate Children under age of 5 no. of teeth decayed, missing or filled: 3.82 Children on protection plan per 1000 countywide: 3.2 Children on protection plan per 1000 Greengate: % of children eligible nationally fro Free school meals: 26.2 % children at Greengate Infants eligible for Free school meals: 52%

3 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. What is Child Poverty? How is child poverty measured? Direct measures of children’s individual living standards can identify how many children are poor and the how poverty affects children.

4 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Presentations Ged Fogharty: Co-ordinator Barrow Food bank Dave Morrison: Children’s Centre Manger Action For Children

5 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Supporting families and children in poverty How do you support: a. ongoing poverty issues in your school? b. Crisis points throughout the year?

6 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Presentation Nicky Brown: Brown BA Caseworker Supervisor Christine McKinlay CAB Barrow- manager

7 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Intergenerational poverty? Research suggest that children from poorer backgrounds are more likely to not attain basic standards whilst at school. So the effects are passed from one generation to the next Groups at risk…

8 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Poverty of opportunity and poverty of aspiration? Reduced experiences: children from poorer backgrounds are more likely to miss out on real life experiences with their families and suffer parental disengagement. Reduced participation in post-compulsory education. Reduced Employment opportunities: there is now a growing shift in the labour market towards skilled positions requiring academic qualifications.

9 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Presentation Jonathan Balm- General Manger Barrow and District Credit Union.

10 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Interventions that work What is happening in your school that is making a difference? What else needs to be done to intervene?

11 Furness Poverty Commission: Shining a light on hidden deprivation in Furness. Recommendations Reducing the effects of child poverty is equally important as reducing the number of children in poverty Tackling the effects of child poverty requires multi agency approach and routes for Raise the aspirations of children and young people in all aspects of their lives Improve the emotional well-being and resilience of children and young people Provide opportunities for children to be valued as responsible members of their communities


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