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Child Poverty Unit


Reducing child poverty is a Government priority, with new legislation proposed as a basis for action in this area. The Child Poverty Unit has been established to support this work.

The Child Poverty Unit (CPU) has been established in DPMC to support the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, as the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction. 

The CPU's role includes:

  • supporting the passage of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill
  • supporting agencies to implement the legislation, once passed
  • working with others to identify actions and policies for reducing child poverty
  • providing advice on other relevant matters.

Read more about what we're doing to reduce child poverty.

Reducing child poverty

Alongside the CPU, the Child Wellbeing Unit has been established.

Read more about the Child Wellbeing Unit 

We will update this website with information on the child wellbeing strategy and upcoming engagement opportunities in the coming weeks.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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