child poverty

999 WordsSep 16, 20134 Pages
Child poverty in the U.K Introduction Child poverty is becoming more of a big issue now more than ever in the U.K, with so many people unemployed and living on benefits. Children across the country are being deprived of basic living standards. The price of living is going up and it’s no wonder people are struggling to make ends meet. In my essay, I will talk about all aspects of how child poverty impacts greatly on children’s lives. I will talk about the effects poverty has on a child’s health, housing, education and social exclusion. I will also talk about how child poverty can be tackled, and the causes of child poverty with in the United Kingdom. Firstly, I would like to talk about what causes child poverty. An important factor…show more content…
And the government’s aim is to completely eradicate child poverty by the end of 2020, (end child poverty, 2013). To completely get rid of child poverty by 2020, the aim will be to; increase minimum wage, get more people back in to work, help more disadvantaged people to progress back to work, ensure education works for all children, and provide access to high quality of early years for every child who is from low income families. Conclusion Throughout my essay I found a lot of information on causes and effects that child poverty has on family lives. Although there are help for families who are living in poverty, such as; child tax credits, child benefit and housing benefit, they are still struggling to make ends meet and are living below basic standards of living. I have found out that not only living in poverty can affect a child socially but can also affect their health. To think that children from different areas are more likely to die earlier than children from more affluent parts of the country is completely mad. Socially children living in poverty are also being let down educationally. Possibly, the reason that children are struggling at school, is because they are stressed with home life, and the struggles of having no money. I think that all the charities and organisations out there to help raise awareness of child poverty is a great way to eventually end it by 2020. People should

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