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Cuts to the welfare budget will prevent further reductions in child poverty, says Robert Joyce of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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A Department for Work and Pensions spokeswoman said the previous Government's approach to tackling child poverty has failed, with the UK missing its own 2010 child poverty targets.
The statement was released after Save the Children launched its first ever British campaign concerned with child poverty.
The growth of food banks is evidence of a new type of food poverty and proof that the poorest are going hungry, according to leading charities.
Low-income working families and their children face being pushed into greater hardship by soaring inflation and living costs, says Ishbel Matheson from Save the Children.
Speaking to Daybreak, Ms Matheson, added: "Children are seeing their parents argue more and mum and dad skipping meals."
- There are an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK - 1.6 million in severe poverty.
- This shocking figure is expected to rise by 400,000 by 2015.
- A lack of jobs, stagnating wages, increased living costs and spending cuts are placing enormous pressure on families up and down the UK.
Save the Children have released a promotional video to highlight the state of child poverty in the UK. Watch the video below.
Visit www.savethechildren.org.uk/ukpoverty to find out more information.
A million children are going hungry in Britain, a leading children's charity has found.
There has also been a 233% rise in children relying on charity to be fed in the past 12 months.
A million children across the UK are living with "food insecurity", which means that they don't know where their next meal is coming from.
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