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Salisbury Area Board Debates Child Poverty

Salisbury Area Board Debates Child Poverty

Around 80 people representing different partners and sections of the community, from doctors, teachers, charities, young people, parents, councillors and researchers gathered on the 7th January 2016 to debate the real issue of child poverty in Salisbury.  Hot topics within the debate included the emotional, educational and health impact on children from their exposure to poverty.  Salisbury has three of the most deprived wards in England. Actions that the community is asked to work on in partnership with the board include making our play parks a smoke free zone, and setting up a voluntary led second hand school uniform shop.  Clearly much is already happening to mitigate the impact of child poverty, but all agreed that more could be done and changes could be made for the better.  For more information, please contact Karen Linaker on 01722 434697 karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk.

 

 


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