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Charity requests child poverty figures

Proper data not kept, says Children's Centre

Data on child poverty could bring the problem into focus, and boost fundraising revenue, so why isn't government providing it?

That's the query pitched at the Economic Affairs Division by The Children's Centre - it says proactive approaches to understanding the issue may yield a remedy.  

Today, Loughborough University released statistics outlining the scale of child poverty in the UK - mapping it via parliamentary constituencies.

There, the figures indicate a potential social policy problem.

The only indicator here is taken from children given free school meals, which Thriving Families Programme co-ordinator Janet Bailey says isn't good enough:  

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