London Child Poverty Alliance

The London Child Poverty Alliance (LCPA), coordinated by 4in10, are a group of organisations focusing on policy solutions to child poverty in London.

The LCPA brings together our collective experience and individual organisations’ expertise to develop and champion practical policy solutions to tackle child poverty in London. 

We seek to work with decision-makers at all levels of London government and from all political parties to encourage them to adopt and implement these policies.

For many years we’ve campaigned together for a city free of child poverty and we’ll continue to do this until every child in London is able to enjoy their basic human rights to an adequate standard of living, a warm, safe home and healthy food and are able to reach their full potential. 


Recent Work and Campaigns: Local Elections May 2022

Ahead of the elections in May 2022, the LCPA campaigned for all candidates hoping to be elected or re-elected as councillors or mayors to publicly commit to working towards a child poverty free London.

The campaign included a practical manifesto for pledgers, including policy actions within the power of local councils, which can tackle child poverty in their community. This includes policy actions on:

  • Income

  • Housing

  • Childcare

  • Hunger


150 Elected London Councillors Sign Our Pledge!

Following nearly 300 candidates standing for election pledging to work towards eradicating child poverty in their community, 150 candidates were elected to serve their community whilst committing to this pledge.

Pledges initially came from 26 different London boroughs, whilst in 19 boroughs we had a candidate elected who committed to this LCPA’s pledge.

We look forward to the next few months and years working with elected councillors to put their pledge (and the manifesto) into practice.


Previous Campaigns: London Mayoral Election 2021

Following the lockdowns and height of the Covid pandemic, attention in London focused upon London’s recovery. Londoners had been hit hard by the pandemic. Child poverty and inequalities had been exacerbated, with the poorest groups experiencing destitution and financial uncertainty. The LCPA campaigned to ensure that recovery plans had, at their heart, a commitment to end child poverty and protect the rights of all the city’s children.

The LCPA produced a manifesto of actions for Mayoral candidates to take in order to alleviate child poverty in the capital.



Read The Manifesto