Children’s Chance – Question Time

Children’s Chance – Question Time

On Thursday 11th May at 7.30pm in The Guildhall, Salisbury, you are warmly invited to come and join in the debate about child poverty and lack of opportunity – causes, consequences and solutions.

Panellists include The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtham, The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, John Glen MP and Jill Kirby, and the panel will be chaired by Children’s Chance President Andrew Harvey.  One of the main partners supporting this event is Wiltshire Council’s Salisbury Area Board, which is currently focusing on the issue of child poverty in the city.

What are the life chances of children living in poverty? What is the educational attainment of children in workless households? How big is the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and the non-disadvantaged? How will the benefit cap affect families? (The lowering of the benefit cap means that many families will face reductions in income of at least £50 a week). How do disability, family breakdown and the rise of lone parent families affect children and young people? To what extent are bullying, lack of self-esteem and mental health issues the consequence of low income?

‘Question Time’ May 11th 2017, Salisbury Guildhall – please put the date in your diary. This is a free event but there will be a retiring collection in aid of Children’s Chance. If you would like more information please e-mail or calling 01722 415991.

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