Budget 2024 - Child Poverty

Posted on Monday, 2 October 2023
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Budget 2024 and Child Poverty
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Social Justice Ireland welcomed the establishment of a Child Poverty and Well-Being Office in the Department of the Taoiseach and its programme plan for child wellbeing.  Given the slow and limited progress achieved by many previous anti-poverty strategies, it is crucial that these new anti-child poverty ambitions translate into actual measures that put more income in the pockets of poorer families and make the public services they rely on more available and more affordable. Budget 2024 must be the first of a series of Budgets focussed on delivering for children and their families.  Social Justice Ireland has a series of proposals for Budget 2024 covering each of the six areas for early action identified by Government to make a real impact on the lives of children living in poverty.