The extra cost to public services of the existence of child poverty.
This report estimates the costs of child poverty to the Exchequer, focusing on public service costs.
- services provided to individuals or families on a basis of need or demographic eligibility, including education, most health services, subsidised housing and social care services;
- services which provide local 'public goods' such as policing and the criminal justice system;
- area-based regeneration initiatives and more general supplementary expenditure targeted on deprived neighbourhoods.
This is one of three specially commissioned reports linked to the Roundup 'Estimating the costs of child poverty'.