The Child Poverty Bill 2010 sets in law the governments commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. Under the bill, local authorities will be required to undertake a local child poverty needs assessment and produce a local child poverty strategy. A draft assessment can be downloaded below and the consultation draft of the Reducing Child Poverty Strategy 2011-2014 can be accessed here.
The Local index of Child Well-being (CWI) 2009 compares perceived child well-being at lower super output area (LSOAs) geographies. The CWI is a combination of seven domains and was created to meet requests for data similar to the Indices of Deprivation for children and young people. The data used in the CWI 2009 report is mainly from 2004 to 2006 and so caution should be taken in using the information. A report comparing Wiltshire LSOAs is provided below.