Over a quarter of children in the UK are in poverty.
Adults are more likely to live in poverty than children under 18 years old.
Most children live in poverty because their parents don’t work.
Disabled children are more likely to live in poverty than children without disabilities.
There are fewer children living in poverty now than in 1979.
Families with three or more children are more likely to live in poverty.
Children from poor families tend to do better at school.
In 2012–13, Trussell Trust food banks fed almost 127,000 children in the UK.
Children born into poor families are more likely stay poor in their adult life.
By 2020, one in three children in the UK will be living in poverty, that’s 4.7m children.