The checklist has been provided to support the skills and expertise needed by the workforce to identify needs and issues affecting children.
The Child Poverty Act 2010 is the legislative framework requiring central government to develop a national child poverty strategy. It also requires every local authority to undertake a child poverty needs assessment, and to work cooperatively to develop and provide a strategy.
This checklist is for all practitioners who want to know about poverty and disadvantage and take action to reduce the effect of poverty and disadvantage on the lives of children, young people and their families.
The checklist can be a particularly useful resource for strategic and operational managers who have responsibility for developing a child poverty needs assessment, implementing subsequent child poverty strategies, and improving the outcomes for children.