Save the Children targets UK

Save the Children launches its first ever British campaign, saying one in eight of the UK's poorest children go without at least one hot meal per day.

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Tackling root causes will eradicate child poverty, Government says

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 Government remains committed to eradicating child poverty, but we want to take a new approach by tackling the root causes, including worklessness, educational failure and family breakdown.

And our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the Universal Credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and lifting 350,000 children and 550,000 adults out of poverty.

The statement was released after Save the Children launched its first ever British campaign concerned with child poverty.

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