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More than 1 in 4 children are growing up in poverty

It doesn’t have to be like this

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NEW: Universal credit: what you need to know - 6th edition

21 September 2020
Our best-selling title, Universal Credit: what you need to know - 6th edition is available for pre-order now.

Universal credit - what you need to know - 6th edition out now

21 September 2020
The publication of this sixth edition coincides with the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in many changes as well as increasing numbers of claimants

Don't Zap the Zip Day of Action - Friday 18 September

17 September 2020
On Friday 18 September, Child Poverty Action Group is holding a Day of Action as part of its Don’t Zap the Zip campaign, which aims to stop the proposed suspension of free travel for under 18s in London. Find out more and how to get involved.

Child poverty facts and figures

4.2 million
children live in poverty in the UK
36,900
people supported though our helpline for advisers
72%
of children growing up in poverty live in working families
2,000
families a year to potentially benefit from our bereavement support payment case win
photo of boys with paddling pool

How can we end child poverty?

Child poverty is not inevitable. With the right action to address the causes of child poverty, we can end it.

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CPAG are collecting and analysing evidence about how welfare changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and their communities.