Detailed needs assessments

Child Poverty

Child Poverty

Child Poverty Needs Assessment: 2016 update

This document refreshes the key findings and analyses from the 2012 assessment and brings our understanding of child poverty in Swindon up to date.  The assessment will form part of a formal, visible and robust evidence base on which a Swindon Child Poverty Strategy can be developed.


Child Poverty Needs Assessment 2012

Local partners have collaborated to produce a Child Poverty Needs Assessment for Swindon which clarifies the distribution and characteristics of child poverty across their local areas and the extent and nature of the local challenge. The Child Poverty Act 2010 uses as its definition of poverty, a measure known as Relative Low Income, which measures whether the poorest families are keeping pace with incomes in the economy as a whole.


Further resources and latest data 

There are two measures on child poverty in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF):

The End Child Poverty website has further measures of poverty in local areas. Click the link below for reports and an interactive map:


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