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Creating an anti-poverty childcare system

Tackling disadvantage through childcare

Megan Jarvie, Richard Ollerearnshaw and Emma Goddard

Childcare holds the power to tackle disadvantage by enabling parents to work and boosting children’s outcomes. But this opportunity is being missed and new government investment risks entrenching rather than changing an unequal system. We outline our proposal for a new childcare system that better meets families’ needs, particularly those facing disadvantage.

With support from

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
School boy in a library aisle

Research by Coram Family and Childcare

Our research and advocacy focuses on making Britain as supportive of fulfilling family lives as possible, and on holding central and local government to account for doing all it can to remove barriers for families. By revealing new insights into family life in the UK and formulating innovative solutions, our research aims to push the envelope on how families are supported in the UK. 

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