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Child poverty in the North East region by Jonathan Bradshaw

Jonathan Bradshaw, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of York

Date/Time: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 5.30pm

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Hosted by Professor Sally Shortall, with introduction from Professor Tracy Shildrick

Celebrating the life and contribution of Professor John Veit-Wilson and the move of the North East Child Poverty Commission to Newcastle University, this lecture will consider the evidence on the most recent trends and spatial distribution of child poverty in the North East, reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of that evidence, in particular in the context of Covid-19. It will also include a review of the impact of the post-Covid interventions and prescribe an agenda for future action.


Jonathan Bradshaw is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of York. He was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for services to child poverty and Fellow of the British Academy in 2010. He is a Board member of the Child Poverty Action Group and Chair of their Policy Committee.

Live Q&A:

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required.