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February 28th, 2016 | Posted by Emma Martin in News

 

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We need as many people as possible to get involved with the #shinealight campaign to:

  • shine a light on the extent of child poverty in our borough, the complex reasons for it (including domestic abuse) and the effect of poverty on children;
  • shine a light on the ways Bromley Brighter Beginnings can bring help and hope;
  • celebrate people who shine a light to others

 #shinealight

You can use this hashtag on any social media to link to any of BBB’s blogposts on the issues, or to talk about people who shine a light in your life. Please take photos of yourself or your colleagues, friends or family holding up a card explaining why you are supporting this campaign. And please mention or tag us whenever you can! Here are some examples of wordings you can use if you wish:

“I am Shining a Light on the extent of child poverty in the UK, which affects 28% of children”

“I am Shining a Light on the increase in child poverty in the UK; 4.3 million children will live in poverty by 2020”

“I am Shining a Light on child poverty because it affects children for the rest of their lives, limits their educational achievement and earning potential as adults, increases their risk of ill-health and reduces their life expectancy”

“I am Shining a Light on the cost of child poverty, estimated to be at least £29 billion a year”

“I am Shining a Light on child poverty in the London Borough of Bromley; in some parts of the borough 32% of children live in poverty”

“I am Shining a Light on domestic abuse, because two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week”

“I am Shining a Light on domestic abuse because one in seven children have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood”

“I am Shining a Light on domestic abuse because it affects children in many ways including anxiety, depression, aggression, low self-esteem, self-harming and alcohol and/or drug abuse”

“I am Shining a Light on domestic abuse because in a high proportion of cases, children are also being abused, physically or sexually, by the same person”

“I am Shining a Light on Bromley Brighter Beginnings because they support hundreds of families in need every year”

These are just suggestions; please feel free to write your own! For more information and facts on Child Poverty visit the Action on Child Poverty website; for more about domestic abuse, please see the Women’s Aid site.

Thank you.

 

www.bromleybrighterbeginnings.org.uk

www.facebook.com/groups/bromleybrighterbeginnings

@BrighterB

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