Child poverty

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty
In-work poverty

1 in 5 key worker families have children growing up in poverty

In the north-east of England this rises to two in five children growing up in poverty.

Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older
Free school meals

Free school meals pupils earn less than their peers – and the gap only widens as they get older

The earning gap widens over time, with half of free school meals pupils earning less than £17,000 per year aged 30.

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?
Summer survival guide

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?

Looking for details of the government’s holiday programme for children? Our Summer Survival Guide has everything you need to know, from how to apply to what’s on offer for your child.

All the places where kids can eat free during the summer holidays
Cost of living crisis

All the places where kids can eat free during the summer holidays

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones
Child poverty

Child poverty: Two-fifths of children under five are missing key developmental milestones

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The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty
Cost of living crisis

The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’
child poverty

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’

‘Temporary’ accommodation shows the government is failing homeless children
Alex Firth

‘Temporary’ accommodation shows the government is failing homeless children

Campaigners’ joy as MPs back bill to raise minimum marriage age to 18 and stop child marriage
Marriage bill

Campaigners’ joy as MPs back bill to raise minimum marriage age to 18 and stop child marriage

Kitmas campaign will give football shirts to thousands of children in poverty this Christmas
Charity

Kitmas campaign will give football shirts to thousands of children in poverty this Christmas

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day
Food banks

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

Which children’s charities are fighting poverty in the UK?
Social Justice

Which children’s charities are fighting poverty in the UK?

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Work or child care? The summer holiday struggle facing parents
Social Justice

Work or child care? The summer holiday struggle facing parents

Fixing free school meals won’t end child poverty, but it’s a start
Opinion

Fixing free school meals won’t end child poverty, but it’s a start

Put free school breakfasts in the Budget, urges charity
Social Justice

Put free school breakfasts in the Budget, urges charity

Children’s Commissioner accuses Government of ‘bias’ against young
Social Justice

Children’s Commissioner accuses Government of ‘bias’ against young

Pandemic poverty puts children at risk of gang exploitation
Social Justice

Pandemic poverty puts children at risk of gang exploitation

We can’t risk digital poverty locking children out of education
Opinion

We can’t risk digital poverty locking children out of education

Comedian Mark Watson is planning a ‘Kitmas’ for kids in poverty
Social Justice

Comedian Mark Watson is planning a ‘Kitmas’ for kids in poverty

This 8-year-old boy organised a Christmas toy appeal for children in need
Social Justice

This 8-year-old boy organised a Christmas toy appeal for children in need

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Boris Johnson ‘incorrect’ on child poverty statistics says watchdog
Social Justice

Boris Johnson ‘incorrect’ on child poverty statistics says watchdog

New C4 doc: meet the children living in poverty that the PM cannot deny
TV

New C4 doc: meet the children living in poverty that the PM cannot deny

Children with working parents growing up in poverty rises 800,000 since 2010
Social Justice

Children with working parents growing up in poverty rises 800,000 since 2010

Poverty is driving a spike in infant mortality across England
Social Justice

Poverty is driving a spike in infant mortality across England

Homeless children are being housed in office blocks and shipping containers
Social Justice

Homeless children are being housed in office blocks and shipping containers

Free book subscriptions could make ‘profound’ difference to kids in poverty
Books

Free book subscriptions could make ‘profound’ difference to kids in poverty

Low income families in Scotland to get £10 extra a week per child
Social Justice

Low income families in Scotland to get £10 extra a week per child

Two-child limit puts children in poverty and pushes women into abortions
Social Justice

Two-child limit puts children in poverty and pushes women into abortions

London child activists launch anti-poverty manifesto
Activism

London child activists launch anti-poverty manifesto

Half of kids in English private rents are living in poverty
Social Justice

Half of kids in English private rents are living in poverty

Child poverty has risen by 500,000 in the last five years
Social Justice

Child poverty has risen by 500,000 in the last five years

Almost 123,000 children were homeless over the summer holidays
Social Justice

Almost 123,000 children were homeless over the summer holidays

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