Reducing Poverty and Improving Child Development

Anglicare WA’s ‘Reducing Poverty and Improving Child Development in WA’ report highlights the significant impact of poverty on child development in Western Australia.

The report proposes important policy and practice solutions by drawing on research in the field and highlighting experiences of WA parents and families.

The VCI 2021 WA State Election Budget Paper is referenced, calling on the appointment of a Minister for Children.

Also within the report are some early insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income families, how the government’s economic response to COVID-19 affected them and suggests ways to support children and families in the future.