100,000 Signature Target
A key conclusions drawn from the evidence provided by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that lessening family poverty across the population is likely to have a positive effect on reducing the severity of abuse in childhood. There is, of course, no "silver bullet" to end child poverty, but the evidence suggest that action in priority matters like maternal employment, in-work poverty and adequate benefit levels are key.
We are rallying government to create effective anti-poverty policies, by launching a petition that calls on the government to recognise the strong association between families’ socio-economic circumstances and children’s chances of being subject to abuse and neglect. It is essential that this association is framed as a public issue and a matter of avoidable social inequality.
10,000 signatures will get us a response from the government and 100,000 signatures will get our petition considered for a debate in Parliament.