The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission is seeking short contributions to inform its Annual Report in September.
The Commission would like input to help it assess the progress being made by government and by wider society in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty from a range of people and organisations, including: parents and young people, employers, the professions, schools, universities, academics, think tanks, the voluntary and community sectors, local government and frontline service providers.
This will supplement the evidence that the Commission has inherited from the exercise undertaken by the Independent Reviewer of Social Mobility and Child Poverty in autumn 2011 and from the discussions that the Commission has been having with stakeholders since it became operational in January 2013.
The responses will help the Commission assess the progress that is being made in order to effectively hold the government and others to account. They will also help the Commission make recommendations about what action government and wider society should take to allow more progress to be made.
Responses can be submitted using this form Call for Evidence (MS Word Document, 45.8KB) until Friday 5 July 2013. In the interests of avoiding creating unnecessary burdens on organisations, we welcome combined responses, or being referred to literature or data we should read or be aware of.
The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (“the Commission”) monitors the progress of government and others in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in the United Kingdom.
The Commission is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Commission is made up of nine Commissioners and supported by a small civil service secretariat. Its chair is the Rt. Hon. Alan Milburn and its Deputy Chair is the Rt. Hon. Baroness Gillian Shephard.
The functions of the Commission include:
• Monitoring the progress of government and others in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty.
• Providing published advice to UK Government Ministers on request on matters relating to social mobility and child poverty.
• Challenging employers, the professions and universities (among others) to play their part in improving social mobility
Published: 24 May 2013