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Something came to my attention yesterday.Better just start this off.Shocked me.

There are currently 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s over a quarter of all children. 1.7 million of these children are living in severe poverty. . In the UK 63% of children living in poverty are in a family where someone works.

 

The Government has a statutory requirement, enshrined in the Child Poverty Act 2010, to end child poverty by 2020. However, it is predicated that by 2020/21 another 1 million children will be pushed into poverty as a result of the Coalition Government’s policies.

 

Check your area out and see how many children are in poverty.

POVERTY IN YOUR AREA

http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/poverty-in-your-area/

 

Changes will push children into poverty

Figures published by the End Child Poverty coalition, of which The Children’s Society is a member, show that nearly three in ten children in Greater Manchester lived in poverty at the end of 2013.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/changes-push-children-poverty-10949893

 

Peers defeat government over child poverty reports

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35405479

 

These child poverty statistics and facts will help to give you an idea of the scale of child poverty in the UK and the affect it can have on:

 

a child's education

a child's health

the day to day lives of families.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/child_poverty/child_poverty_what_is_poverty/child_poverty_statistics_facts.htm

 

I have read 43% of Children in Manchester do not have a hot meal,repeated across many areas very worrying.

 

Well i have started this thread about child poverty not knowing much about this problem.

 

What is it like in your area.And have your say.I had not realised there was such a big problem out there.

If you have links to back up your point all the better.

In Manchester i have noticed a lady trying to raise a few pounds from local businesses to provide a few hot meals in Salford for children.

Seems a good idea.Could make a big difference repeated across the country.

http://www.poundsforchildpoverty.org.uk/

 

Bye for now.

Tawnyowl.

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I don't agree with this, there are 'no' children living in poverty in the UK. No mobile phone or computer doesn't mean you are living in poverty.

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I don't agree with this, there are 'no' children living in poverty in the UK. No mobile phone or computer doesn't mean you are living in poverty.

 

I would like to believe you, but my local authority won't allow me to link on the informaion in the library. Why could this be ?

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Something came to my attention yesterday.Better just start this off.Shocked me.

There are currently 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s over a quarter of all children. 1.7 million of these children are living in severe poverty. . In the UK 63% of children living in poverty are in a family where someone works.

 

The Government has a statutory requirement, enshrined in the Child Poverty Act 2010, to end child poverty by 2020. However, it is predicated that by 2020/21 another 1 million children will be pushed into poverty as a result of the Coalition Government’s policies.

 

Check your area out and see how many children are in poverty.

POVERTY IN YOUR AREA

http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/poverty-in-your-area/

 

Changes will push children into poverty

Figures published by the End Child Poverty coalition, of which The Children’s Society is a member, show that nearly three in ten children in Greater Manchester lived in poverty at the end of 2013.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/changes-push-children-poverty-10949893

 

Peers defeat government over child poverty reports

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35405479

 

These child poverty statistics and facts will help to give you an idea of the scale of child poverty in the UK and the affect it can have on:

 

a child's education

a child's health

the day to day lives of families.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/child_poverty/child_poverty_what_is_poverty/child_poverty_statistics_facts.htm

 

I have read 43% of Children in Manchester do not have a hot meal,repeated across many areas very worrying.

 

Well i have started this thread about child poverty not knowing much about this problem.

 

What is it like in your area.And have your say.I had not realised there was such a big problem out there.

If you have links to back up your point all the better.

In Manchester i have noticed a lady trying to raise a few pounds from local businesses to provide a few hot meals in Salford for children.

Seems a good idea.Could make a big difference repeated across the country.

http://www.poundsforchildpoverty.org.uk/

 

Bye for now.

Tawnyowl.

 

I attempted to dowload what it was saying in my area following the link that you gave. It stated, operation has been canceled due to restrictors in effect on this computer. (Local authority computer) Am I being cynical ?

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Article back in 2013-no reason to think things have changed much-or have they.

UK child poverty: get the data by parliamentary constituency

On average throughout the UK, one in five children are classified as below the poverty line but how do child poverty rates differ by area? Get the data by parliamentary constituency and local authority

• Interactive map

• Download the data

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/feb/20/uk-child-poverty-data-parliamentary-constituency

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There's no such thing as a child living in poverty in the UK unless their parents are negligent.

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I see there are many different ways of measuring poverty.And i understand people have different views on this.

Such as relative poverty and absolute poverty.

Could you possibly put some links on to back up your views.I would like to look at all the facts.

 

A article with many links that are interesting to look at.

Poverty in the UK: a guide to the facts and figures

https://fullfact.org/economy/poverty-uk-guide-facts-and-figures/

 

Poverty myths: “Child poverty is down to bad parents”

http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2011/10/poverty-myths-child-poverty-is-down-to-bad-parents/

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Well,i am beginning to look closely at child poverty in the uk.

But am struggling to find articles giving figures for 2015 or early 2016.Trying to find out if there have been some improvements.

Can find some for 2014 but there must be more somewhere.Up to date.

Particularly for the cities.

If you see any could you post them.

I want to know what is happening out there.

Thanks a lot.

Tawnyowl.

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I attempted to dowload what it was saying in my area following the link that you gave. It stated, operation has been canceled due to restrictors in effect on this computer. (Local authority computer) Am I being cynical

 

Sorry for taking so long to answer Consumer Dude i did read your posts.

Did you manage to link and see the info in the end.

I remember during the Payday Loan fiasco,many local authority computers started to restrict things.

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Consumer Dude, would you not be able to take a screen shot of the page your LA are not permitting you to to link to ? Or maybe even copy and paste the information ?


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Lincolnshire - Boston & Skegness.

 

 

More than 2,000 Boston children ‘in poverty’

 

9th March 2014

More than 2,400 children in and around Boston are classed as living in poverty according to data that is helping shape a response to the issue.

 

The figure - 2,435 in all - is provided by HM Revenue and Customs and represents the number of children living in families in receipt of out-of-work benefits or tax credits with a reported income less than 60 per cent of the national median.

 

Within the borough, the count varies from a high of 440 in Fenside (30.9 per cent of resident children) to a low of 10 for the West ward (about three per cent).

 

Read more: http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/local/more-than-2-000-boston-children-in-poverty-1-5920630#ixzz43jtQZlw3

 

 

 

Lincolnshire among Europe's poorest areas says EU study

28 September 2014

 

Around half of people living in Lincolnshire are on the financial brink.

 

The figures were released by Eurostat, the data agency of the EU have cast findings casting doubt on the strength of the county's economy.

 

Lincolnshire came ahead of just three other areas – West Wales, Cornwall and Durham and Tees Valley.

 

The study measured GDP per head in regions across the EU, taking into account the different prices in different regions.

 

The figures have come as a shock – with many residents telling the Target they did not recognise the findings.

 

http://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Europe-s-poorest-areas-says-EU-study/story-22944637-detail/story.html

 

Lincoln, Boston and Skegness named as most deprived areas in the country

19 October 2015

 

Several areas of Lincolnshire have been named as one of the most deprived in the country.

 

Lincoln, Skegness, and Boston are areas have been named in the top ten percent of government poverty ratings.

 

The figures take into account how much money people earn, how healthy they are and how they can access services such as accommodation.

 

Church worker from Skegness, Alan Bailey, told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that a number of people are using food banks for different reasons.

 

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincoln-Boston-Skegness-named-deprived-areas/story-28011239-detail/story.html


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When I first moved to the area, Boston had one of the lowest unemployment figures, nearly 20 years ago. I think this was because quite a few people were employed by farmers.

 

With the coming of gang masters bussing migrant workers from further afield to do this task and then migrants coming directly to Boston, those people who had been employed were suddenly not because the incomers were working for far less - living in caravans or sharing bedsits - even sleeping in the park toilets until they were made unavailable. !!


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And then there is....

 

Defining Deprivation

 

Deprivation as a concept is both relative and subjective. For example, for someone living in one of Rio de Janeiro's shanty towns, deprivation may mean something different to someone living in one of England's many deprived coastal areas. Similarly deprivation is also subjective since the importance given to an issue or factor of deprivation by one person is likely to be of a different scale of importance to another.

 

http://www.research-lincs.org.uk/deprivation-and-poverty.aspx

 

The former of course will likely have no real shelter, no clean water or proper sanitation - scrubbing around rubbish dumps for food. Very likely no access to education at all.

 

The latter will probably have a poor diet, parent(s) who will have some form of income if only via benefits - with the child having at least one hot meal a day when at school (if attending).

Edited by citizenB

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Thanks citizen B for those links.I am sure this will become very interesting as some facts and figures emerge.

How many children will Universal Credit lift out of poverty?

Just days after Iain Duncan Smith resigned as Work & Pensions Secretary, citing his unease with the Summer Budget’s cuts to Universal Credit, today the Government has published a written answer in which it refuses to update its own assessment of how many children, if any, will be lifted out of poverty by the flagship policy following these cuts.

http://cpag.org.uk/content/how-many-children-will-universal-credit-lift-out-poverty

 

Many links on here if you want to know more.Trying to find upto date info.Difficult.

http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/

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im sorry i dont agree with the figures and like some other people said it is impression just because they dont have amobile phone etc that is not poverty , as for children not having hot meals what is the parent doing with the money the state hands over (fags booze etc) definatly for some , i tihnk people have to get thier priorities right

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Mobile phones aren't that expensive. I'm sure you can pick them up for less than £10 now?

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I appreciate all views and thoughts on child poverty.So thanks for having your say.And putting them on.

Learning a little as i look around with the limited time i am spending on this.

 

Public opinion is divided on whether child poverty is a problem. Nearly half, (41%) thought there was very little child poverty, while just over half (53 per cent) thought there was quite a lot of child poverty.

The causes of poverty may have been misunderstood by the general public. This study shows that very few poor parents are dependent on alcohol or drugs and family breakdown does not directly lead to child poverty, although these are frequently seen as the causes of child poverty.

Child poverty in Britain

Cause and Consequences

http://www.natcen.ac.uk/our-research/research/child-poverty-in-britain/

 

And for those that like a good read.

An evidence review of the drivers of child poverty for families in poverty now and for poor children growing up to be poor adults

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285389/Cm_8781_Child_Poverty_Evidence_Review_Print.pdf

 

 

Why the new poor of London are a lot like you

Rising housing costs mean that it is the people with jobs and homes who are the next in line for the poverty trap

“There are projections of child poverty time bomb over the next few years. By 2020 we’re going to see 200,000 more children falling into poverty in London unless the context changes.”

http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/local-news/new-poor-london-lot-like-11059211

 

 

Working for families in the UK

1 in 4 children in the UK are growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this.

 

We work to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be solved – for good.

We also provide accurate information, training and advice to the people who work with hard-up families, to make sure they get the financial support they need.

http://www.cpag.org.uk/

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