Child poverty

There are an estimated 4 million children living in poverty in the UK – that’s 30 per cent 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.
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.

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

Latest news on child poverty

We work with a range of organisations to put pressure on decision makers to reduce the number of children in poverty.
Our landmark report, first published in early 2017, looks at the main determinants of physical and mental health in children.
We are a member of End Child Poverty Coalition, which exists to hold Government and all main political parties to account for their commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020.