Among others, the report and its annexes (a summary of stakeholders’ contribution) address issues of access to quality services, children’s participation and policy responses in the context of austerity. From a public health perspective, the more relevant chapters are the ones dealing with the right to health services; children with disabilities; right to adequate standard of living; right to education; and children of minorities.

Key messages from the Social Protection Committee on Tackling and preventing Child Poverty are:

1. Developing holistic approaches, combining prevention and remediation.

2. Access to adequate income through supporting parents’ participation in the labour market and providing adequate income support through a combination of benefits.

3. Access to quality services in education, health, housing and child protection.

4. Children’s participation.

- Social Protection Committee Advisory report to the European Commission on tackling and preventing child poverty, promoting child well-being.

- Annex to the Social Protection Committee ad-hoc group advisory report - "Tackling and preventing child poverty , promoting child well-being", adopted on June 7

EPHA related articles

- WHO Report shows health and well-being inequalities of children and adolescents

- Council of Europe calls for more participation of children and young people in decision making

- Why healthy ageing starts with a childhood free of inequality

- Unicef’s report on The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World

- New Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

- The European Commission and OECD boost co-operation on early childhood education and care.

- EPHA Briefing on Children’s Health

- EPHA Press Release: MEPs lead urgent plea from health community to prevent health crisis in Europe

- article 5192

- The role of social protection in combating the financial crisis - Working for Equity in Health report

- article 4897

Last modified on July 18 2012.