Child poverty facts and figures

Around four million children are currently living in poverty in the UK today


Poverty affects a child's mental health, their happiness and their chances in life. A child is said to be living in poverty when they are living in a family with an income below 60% of the UK's average after adjusting for family size.

Read our facts and figures below to find out more about the impact of poverty.


Our campaign to end child poverty


Our debt trap campaign aims to help children growing up in families struggling with debt to give them a breathing space and ensure that children aren't suffering.

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Our work supports children and young people suffering due to poverty.

A child growing up in poverty can often be one of the main causes of a young person presenting with multiple disadvantage.

Our work aims to break the cycle of multiple disadvantage, disrupting the causes of poverty.

Because no child should feel alone