- There are 3.6 million children living in poverty in the UK today. That’s 27 per cent of children, or more than one in four, Child Poverty Action Group have said.
- There are even more serious concentrations of child poverty at a local level: in 100 local wards between 50 and 70 per cent of children are growing up in poverty.
- Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of children growing up in poverty live in a household where at least one member works.
- Growing up in poverty means being cold, going hungry, not being able to join in activities with friends.
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