152016Sep

Tackling the issue of Social Poverty

Yesterday I raised the issue of social injustice and how ‘social poverty’ needs addressing as well as financial poverty to improve life chances and social mobility. For example, bereavement, family breakdown, family members in prison or being a young carer, all impacts upon the lives and chances of our young in my constituency and the country. I suggested that one way to recognise these disadvantages would be to reform the pupil premium to take these factors into account.