In its Pre-Budget Submission the End Child Poverty Coalition (ECPC) says that we must ensure that children are not made to pay the price for our economic crisis.
The Coalition says that further cuts in income and services to low income families will increase child poverty. "Furthermore, reducing the incomes of poorer families will undermine economic activity and lead to reduced consumer spending in the economy" said John-Mark McCafferty, spokesperson for ECPC.
ECPC members include Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Focus Ireland, the National Youth Council of Ireland, OPEN, Pavee Point, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The submission addresses five areas of public policy:
- Social Welfare;
- Educational Disadvantage;
- Housing and Accommodation
- Early Childhood Care and Education.
You can read the full Press Release here