A report from a group of charities has placed three of the region's towns in the worst ten for the number of families struggling below the breadline.
The worst town in our region is Middlesbrough, where almost 40 per cent of children live in poverty.
This figure is closely followed by Newcastle and Hartlepool.
You can watch the full report from our Teesside Correspondent Rachel Bullock below.
A detailed map reveals how every pocket of Britain is faring, ward by ward, almost street by street.
Four in ten Middlesbrough children live below poverty line, report reveals.