human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Council Recommendation on Child Guarantee

Call for implementation and financing to halve child poverty by 2030

Deprived children and their families face more challenges to access services, such as early childhood education and care services and affordable housing. This was clearly identified in the new Caritas CARES! report on obstacles to accessing affordable services of good quality and addressing their specific needs. The EU has committed to supporting the eradication of child poverty by developing a Child Guarantee, which would ensure that children in the most vulnerable situations have access to key social rights.

In order to maximise impact of the Child Guarantee, Caritas Europa, together with the partners of the Investing in Children Alliance, calls on the EU to set an ambitious target to halve child poverty in the EU by 2030 and to ensure that the child Guarantee is properly financed. EU Member States should develop country specific Child Guarantee implementation plans in which they will identify their priorities, set targets and present the actions that they will take.

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ISSUED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EU ALLIANCE FOR INVESTING IN CHILDREN

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