Poverty affects more than one in four children in the UK today. When kids grow up poor they miss out – and so do the rest of us. They miss out on the things most children take for granted: warm clothes, school trips, having friends over for tea. They do less well at school and earn less as adults.
But poverty isn’t inevitable. With the right policies, every child can have the opportunity to do well in life, and we all share the rewards of having a stronger economy and a healthier, fairer society. Any family can fall on hard times and find it difficult to make ends meet.
At CPAG we use our understanding of poverty, and the impact it has on children's lives, to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty – for good.