Child Poverty

The NASUWT is clear that one of the most profound and damaging consequences of child poverty is the impact that it has on pupils’ educational attainment, their wider wellbeing and their future life chances.

The Union has campaigned consistently for more effective action to ensure that no child grows up in circumstances where they are deprived of the economic, social and cultural resources they need to thrive and make the most of their potential.

Key NASUWT campaigns and research has focused on the costs families face in providing education to their children and the implications for young people of financial hardship.

You can learn more about these campaigns and the Union’s policy work in this area by using the links on this page.