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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

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1Broad aims for contributing to the eradication of child poverty
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(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

(2)The broad aims for contributing to the eradication of child poverty are—

(a)to increase income for households including one or more children with a view to ensuring that, so far as reasonably practicable, there are no households in the relevant income group;

(b)ensuring that, so far as reasonably practicable, children living in households in the relevant income group are not materially deprived;

(c)to promote and facilitate paid employment for parents of children;

(d)to provide parents of children with the skills necessary for paid employment;

(e)to reduce inequalities in educational attainment between children;

(f)to support parenting of children;

(g)to reduce inequalities in health between children and between parents of children (so far as necessary to ensure the well-being of their children);

(h)to ensure that all children grow up in decent housing;

(i)to ensure that all children grow up in safe and cohesive communities;

(j)to reduce inequalities in participation in cultural, sporting and leisure activities between children and between parents of children (so far as necessary to ensure the well-being of their children);

(k)to help young persons participate effectively in education and training;

(l)to help young persons take advantage of opportunities for employment;

(m)to help young persons participate effectively and responsibly in the life of their communities.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), the “relevant income group”, in relation to a household, is every household including one or more children where household income is less than 60% of median income in the United Kingdom.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the “relevant income group”, in relation to a household, is every household including one or more children where household income is less than 70% of median income in the United Kingdom.

(5)Regulations may provide for the determination of material deprivation and median income in relation to a household for the purposes of this section.

(6)If no regulations under subsection (5) are in force, a Welsh authority is to make its own determination of material deprivation and median income in relation to a household for the purposes of this section.

(7)In this section “young persons” means persons who have attained the age of 11 but not the age of 26.

(8)The Welsh Ministers may by order—

(a)amend or omit any paragraph of subsection (2);

(b)add paragraphs to that subsection;

(c)amend or omit such additional paragraphs;

(d)amend or omit subsections (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7);

(e)add subsections which relate to subsection (2);

(f)amend or omit such additional subsections;

(g)make any amendments to this Part that are necessary or expedient in consequence of any provision made under paragraphs (a) to (f).

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