In 2010, the Liverpool City Region Cabinet endorsed the establishment of a Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission, chaired by Frank, to bring together leaders from the third, private and public sectors.
The Commission seeks a sustainable solution to child and family poverty, which addresses both income deprivation and broader child wellbeing.
Its primary role is to act as a conscience on matters relating to child poverty and life chances, and to commission activities that will enhance the work of local authorities.
Councils have a statutory duty to complete a local Child Poverty Strategy and this City Region approach is over and above this statutory responsibility. There is a further duty for specific named partners to co-operate in tackling child poverty in local areas, and this is partially delivered through the City Region level Commission.
The Commission published its Child Poverty and Life Chances strategy
The Commission meets quarterly and is due to refresh its strategy in 2014.
More information can be found here