Child poverty

There are an estimated 4 million children living in poverty in the UK – that’s 30% of all children. Projections indicate that this number may rise to as much as 5 million by the end of the decade, yet national targets to reduce child poverty have been abolished.

Michael Egan, Money Advice Caseworker at Citizens Advice St. Helens, provides information on the range of practical support available for families living in poverty.

News on child poverty and health inequalities


Officer for Ireland message - June 2021

Dr Ray Nethercott sets out some key observations on the Northern Ireland policy landscape; the recently published NI Executive Child poverty Strategy report and; the next steps the College are taking to respond to the ongoing Department of Health's consultation, Duty of Candour and Being Open.
Josephine Tucker at Child Poverty Action Group writes about how poverty can affect child health and what we as health professionals can do.
"Make it ok for people to tell you what is happening if they are struggling..." Children, young people and their families tell us what it is like to live in poverty.
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"We cannot expect to have a healthy future for the UK if we leave children behind. Poverty makes children sick." Child health professionals tell us their views.