Parents 'avoid bringing up subject of hungry children'

  • A quarter of parents questioned said they were aware of children in their area who might be going hungry.
  • Of these, more than one in four (27.8%) said they had seen an increase in youngsters they were concerned about in the last two or three years.
  • Almost a third (31%) of those who said there was a child they were worried about said they had reported their concerns to someone in authority, such as a school.
  • But 53.2% revealed they had said nothing because they either were not sure enough of their concerns, or did not feel it was their place.

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'One million' kids going hungry

A leading children's charity has found that a million children are going hungry in Britain.