Children’s watchdog queries Wales poverty target

The watchdog for children’s rights in Wales has said it is unlikely child poverty will be eradicated in the country by the official 2020 target.

Keith Towler, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, told a BBC television programme he welcomes the Welsh Government’s aspirations but he called for more honesty from politicians. He said: ‘I think that if they continue to say it – eradicating child poverty by 2020 – they will just cheese people off.’

Towler also questioned whether politicians really understand what people living in poverty are going through.

Source: BBC report, 20 May 2012

Link: BBC report