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Child poverty in the North East

Child poverty on the rise in the North East Photo: ITV

The North East has seen the biggest rise in child poverty levels in the whole of the UK, figures in a new report reveal.

Newcastle, South Tyneside, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool are listed as among the top 20 most deprived places in the country for children to live.

Figures published today show Middlesbrough is the third worst area in the country for child poverty.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty has created a child poverty 'map' of the whole of the UK.

The situation has broadly improved since 2011, however, the problem is continuing to rise in the North East.

A break down of child poverty figures by local authority:

  • County Durham 26%
  • Darlington UA 24%
  • Gateshead 28%
  • Hartlepool UA 33%
  • Middlesbrough UA 37%
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne 33%
  • North Tyneside 23%
  • Northumberland UA 21%
  • Redcar and Cleveland UA 29%
  • South Tyneside 31%
  • Stockton-on-Tees UA 26%
  • Sunderland 29%
  • UA: Unitary Authority

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