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Bevan Foundation joins Plaid Cymru debate on education

October 3rd 2020

The Bevan Foundation took part in a fringe meeting as part of Plaid Cymru’s virtual Party Conference

Two children working hard in school

With the continuing impact of Covid-19 meaning that Plaid Cymru’s 2020 conference had to be moved online the Bevan Foundation was delighted to be able to contribute to a digital fringe meeting setting out the impact of poverty on education.

Sharing some of the Bevan Foundation’s latest research on the case for establishing a Welsh Benefits System, Steffan Evans set out how too many children who are trapped in poverty are missing out on support under the current system. He outlined how establishing a Welsh Benefits System could lead to a more generous and fairer system of support for children who are trapped in poverty and provide families with a vital lifeline. Steffan also shared some of the Bevan Foundation’s latest research outlining the impact Covid 19 is likely to have had on poverty in Wales and its impact on children in particular.

Speaking about the event Steffan Evans said “this was a timely discussion for Plaid Cymru to hold at their party conference. Too many children are still living in poverty in Wales, impacting every facet of their life including their education. With the impact of Covid 19 set to worsen this situation the case for action has never been greater”.

You can find out more about Plaid Cymru’s virtual conference on their website.


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