Liveable wages and early intervention are they key to helping families out of poverty, a children's charity has said.
Save the Children's director of UK poverty policy, William Higham, praised Government plans to cut energy bills for Britain's poorest families but urged more action to tackle child poverty:
With child poverty predicted to rise by a million by 2020, more children will be growing up without the basics we expect, like a warm home and a winter coat.
The proposed government action on energy prices and insurance will make a difference - but we can't just bail out families, we need to fix the leak.
Work needs to become a route out of poverty and we must intervene early to help the poorest families and make sure their children don't fall behind at school.
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