what we do

The Birmingham Child Poverty Action Forum aims to promote, monitor and support activity to combat child poverty in Birmingham. A key objective is to encourage collective city wide involvement to reduce child poverty by building partnership activity, including public agencies, voluntary sector organisations, communities and private sector organisations across the city –with cross-party political support within the city council.

The Forum will facilitate a continuing debate, and action, on child poverty across the city, building on the evidence and recommendations from the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission. Widen the work of the Forum to the City Region including the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Our goals

  • To monitor progress and achievements on the recommendations established by the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission
  • To share information about activities and initiatives relevant to child poverty across the city and develop collective approaches to mitigate the effects of child poverty
  • To identify and promote activities to combat child poverty delivered by public, private and voluntary sector agencies across the city and identify opportunities for joint working
  • To provide advice, support and sign posting to individuals and organisations working to combat child poverty in the city
  • To engage and encourage input from parents, children and young people and communities in the work of the Forum
  • To work with the Financial Inclusion Partnership and other relevant strategic partnerships to ensure a joined up approach to tackling child poverty

To view the full terms of reference please click the link Child Poverty Action Forum Terms of References