Challenging poverty in the North East: A rights-based approach
Join the North East Child Poverty Commission and Thrive Teesside for this online, regional Challenge Poverty Week event on taking a rights-based approach – through the Socioeconomic Duty – to tackling poverty.
Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 – also known as the Socioeconomic Duty – introduces a requirement for public bodies to consider how their policies could increase or decrease inequality that results from socioeconomic disadvantage. Yet, despite being passed by the UK Parliament over a decade ago, this part of the legislation has never been brought into force in England.
During the event, you will hear from our speakers on why – and how – the Socioeconomic Duty should be voluntarily adopted by organisations in our region:
- Helen Flynn (Head of Policy, Research & Campaigns at Just Fair)
- Tracey Herrington (Manager, Thrive Teesside)
- Cllr Joyce McCarty (Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Newcastle City Council)
- Rob Williamson (Chief Executive, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland)
This will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to put questions to our panel, and to contribute your thoughts on this issue.
Please register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/challenging-poverty-in-the-north-east-a-rights-based-approach-tickets-172879205357
The event will be held online via Zoom, with registered attendees receiving joining details shortly ahead of the event date.