It’s time for urgent action

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all suffered, but some more than others. We are all facing the same storm, but we are not in the same boat. Families already struggling to stay afloat have been pulled deeper into poverty by unemployment, ill health or other pressures.

We must act now.

We’re asking you to contact your MP  to enlist their help to put child poverty at the heart of our recovery.

Check out our step-by-step guide to meeting your MP.

This is our opportunity to offer a lifeline. Not just a short-term fix – but changes in how society works to transform the lives of children for good.

We all want a society where all our children have enough to eat, somewhere safe and warm to sleep, the chance to fully participate in a good education and pursue the things they love.

It’s not okay that nearly one in three children may not have these basics of a decent life. Or that millions of children are forced to live with the shame of poverty and a lack of choices.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The Government can act to put child poverty at the heart of its plans and policies. It can choose to support the public services that we all rely on and provide a vital lifeline for families facing difficult times.

You can help end child poverty


  • If you’ve never met your MP before, or don’t know who they are, that’s no problem. Our guide will show you how to find out, with an email to send to them to ask for a meeting.
  • This simple step-by-step guide will take you through you everything you need to know. It will help you connect with other people in your local area so you can work together. It will also give you ideas about what to say and how to say it.
  • Your MP’s job is to represent the people in your local area in parliament. They should be keen to hear from you. All you need to get in touch with them is an internet connection.