Our Through Young Eyes report is a survey of almost 2,000 children, giving the most up-to-date snapshot of how children are affected by poverty in the UK today, as well as their expectations for the future. The report was released marking the launch of the first-ever Children’s Commission on Poverty - a unique opportunity for children to join forces and closely examine for themselves, the stark realities facing thousands of families living under the poverty line.

Month of publication 
October
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
2
Author 
By Larissa Pople, Laura Rodrigues and Sam Royston
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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