"Our education professionals try and support children and young people facing barriers caused by poverty - such as coming to school hungry. But poverty is a barrier to learning.

We support the coalition's aim of reversing the cuts and investing in children’s services such as mental health, education, childcare and social care. Education cannot fill the gap in services. We need Westminster to give more money to Wales for education, so that Welsh Government is able to commit the resources Wales needs. Our children and young people deserve to be learning without having to worry about poverty."

ENDS