End Child Poverty

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The Children's Society is calling for the eradication of poverty as part of the End Child Poverty campaign.

Poverty can have a profound impact on children, their family, and the rest of society. It often sets in motion a deepening spiral of social exclusion, leading to problems in education, employment, mental and physical health and social interaction.

Evidence submitted to The Good Childhood Inquiry highlights that both children and young people and adults are aware of poverty and consider having enough money to be an important condition for a good childhood.

An estimated 3.8 million children – one in three – are currently living in poverty in the UK. This is one of the highest rates in the industrialised world. It is a shocking figure, given the overall wealth of our nation.