Review of poverty and life chances

On 3 December 2010, the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances conducted by Frank Field was published.

The report details a new strategy to meet the Government’s target of abolishing child poverty. It has two overarching recommendations. To prevent poor children from becoming poor adults the Review proposes establishing a set of Life Chances Indicators that will measure how successful we are as a country in making life’s outcomes more equal for all children.

To drive this policy of raising life chances the Review proposes establishing the first pillar of a new tripartite education system: the Foundation Years, covering the period conception to five. The Foundation Years will then lead into the school years, leading to further, higher and continuing education.

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