The Prince's Trust has warned that school children are becoming victims of the financial crisis.
A survey of teachers has revealed that record numbers are reporting children are coming to school hungry, dirty and unable to concentrate.
- 65% of teachers report children do not have clean clothes at least once a week
- 40% of teachers report children do not have clean clothes every day
- 57% of teachers say they have pupils who come to school hungry once a week
- 39% of teachers say they have pupils who come to school hungry every day
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