Birmingham Child Poverty Action Forum

A fairer start for all our children and young people

Birmingham should be a city where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and not let poverty be a barrier to success – that is the ambition of the Birmingham Child Poverty Action Forum.

The Child Poverty Action Forum enlists the combined support of city wide partners to help deliver change to improve the life chances of all children in Birmingham.

According to official figures, more than 100,000 children in Birmingham (37%) live in poverty (after housing costs). This is the scale of the challenge, making the task of creating a city free from child poverty even more urgent.


1.1 million people call Birmingham home

Young People

250,000 of Birmingham’s residents are under the age of 15

Children in Poverty

37% of the city’s children and young people are living in poverty

Staying in touch

Do you or your organisation want to get involved in tackling child poverty? Would you like to share information about an event or training that can support others in their work? Do you want to share success stories? Then why not contact us!

Do your part to support the children of our city