About this campaign
A survey recently commissioned by NICCY shows that 75% of parents said they worried about becoming poor in the future. It also found the majority of people in Northern Ireland (97%) felt it was important to take action to reduce child poverty, 81% said this was the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Executive.
Estimates from NISRA suggest that in 2017-18, 2,500 families will be over £50 worse off per week than they would have been before the introduction of the Two Child Cap on Tax Credits and Universal Credit. This will affect at least 7,500 children this year, rising to at least 35,610 children in 2019-20.
We all have our part to play. Join those who are taking action to address child poverty by entering your postcode above and messaging your local decision-makers to make sure they know what needs to be done to start eradicating child poverty in Northern Ireland.
You can use the template letter we have drafted for you and even add information about your own concerns on child poverty if you wish.
The government has been successful in reducing pensioner poverty and they must now act to protect some of the most vulnerable children in our society.
For more information on our work on child poverty visit www.NICCY.org/ChildPoverty