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"Trying to get by": consulting with children and young people on child poverty

To help ensure the 2011 strategy takes the perspectives of children and young people with direct experience of poverty into account, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to convene the discussion groups reported on here.

This report is based on consultation events held with children and young people in five locations across England.

Discussion groups were held between November 2010 and January 2011. A total of 73 young people between the ages of 10 and 20 took part, with an average age of 14-17 years.

Kerry Martin
Ruth Hart
Office of the Children's Commissioner