NEW FIGURES REVEAL NEARLY HALF OF CHILDREN ARE LIVING IN POVERTY IN SOME PARTS OF THE UK
The End Child Poverty coalition has today published new figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. There are more than 3 and a half million children living in poverty in the UK, and the new figures reveal that whilst child poverty exists in every part of the country, as many as 47% of children are living in poverty in some areas – compared to one in ten in others.
The local child poverty estimates are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority, and ward. Child poverty is the highest in large cities, particularly in London, Birmingham and Manchester.The table below illustrates, among the ten parliamentary constituencies with the highest levels of childhood poverty, three are located in Birmingham.
At Sport 4 Life UK, we work in the constituencies across Birmingham with the highest levels of child poverty. We work with young people aged 12 – 25 and support them through our free sports-themed personal development programmes. We believe in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. Our programmes and mentoring provide a path for young people to achieve this.
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