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Charity requests child poverty figures

Sheshaght yiastyllagh shirrey staddyssaght mychione boghtynid-paitçhey

Staddyssaght mychione boghtynid-paitçhey, oddagh ee soilshaghey yn doilleeid dy myn, as bishaghey yn argid ta goll er troggal cour echey.

Myr shen, cre'n fa nagh vel y reiltys cur magh y staddyssaght?

Shen y feysht ta briet jeh'n Rheynn Cooishyn Tarmaynagh ec Ynnyd ny Paitçhyn. T'adsyn gra, eabbaghyn breeoil dy hoiggal y chooish, foddee dy jean ad y doilleeid y 'eaysley.

Y laa jea, hug Ollooscoill Loughborough staddyssaght magh, ta cur y cummey jeh boghtynid-paitçhey sy Reeriaght Unnaneyssit ayns gagh rheynn-reihys.

Ayns shid, ta'n staddyssaght soilshaghey dy voddagh doilleeid sheshoil ve ayn.

Yn ynrican soilsheyder ayns shoh, shen staddyssaght goit veih'n earroo dy phaitçhyn ta geddyn lhongaghyn-scoill nastee.

Janet Bailey, ben-cho-oardaghey Chlaare Lughtyn-Thie Brishagh (Thriving Families Programme), t'ee gra nagh liooar shen.

Charity requests child poverty figures

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.

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

There, the figures indicate a potential social 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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