The facts and figures on child poverty are truly shocking. Please see our Child Poverty Edufact.
Not enough is being done to address child poverty in Britain and the situation is in danger of getting even worse. Government policies, including the Welfare Reform and Work Bill and the Summer Budget, are directly contributing to this.
The Government is also attempting to move away from talking about child poverty by removing the child poverty measures and targets. Their alternative conception of ‘social mobility’ is deeply problematic.
Teachers are doing everything they can to support disadvantaged children but cannot, alone, compensate for the child poverty which some of their pupils are facing.
Please see our October 2015 briefing on child poverty which discusses all this in more detail and ends with suggested actions.