A City for All ChildrenDate Posted: 15 December 2016
The new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his vision for London: A City for All Londoners which was out for consultation until 11th December. In this document he outlined the top challenges and opportunities in the capital, and the changes that City Hall wants to deliver over the next four years.
A City for All Children was hosted by the 4in10 child poverty network in partnership with Engage London and Children England to explore what the strategy must deliver for children, and the key priorities for London's children for the next few years.
Kathy Evans, Children England CEO, outlined the challenging context for children's services in London in her presentation. In the next presentation, 4in10 Strategic Manager Laura Payne spoke about child poverty in London and in inner city boroughs in particular. The final speaker, Giovanni Tonutti, discussed in his presentation Policy in Practice's work with Croydon council to predict and mitigate the impact of welfare reform on low income families.
The second half of the session was group discussion with participants engaging on four of the five key areas of the consultation proposals: Economy, Housing, Accommodating Growth, and A City for All Londoners. These discussions and solutions were used in the 4in10 consultation response, and will be used to inform priorities going forward.