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  • 253633
    Disadvantaged children engaged
  • £ 6.72 M
    Raised to fund projects
  • 179
    Projects delivered
Data from past 12 months

Our Vision

We believe that every child should have a healthy, happy and safe childhood so that all children are well prepared for life, breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

Upcoming event

London Child Poverty Summit 2021

In partnership with the London Child Poverty alliance, we are excited to be convening the London Child Poverty Summit this year! The summit is a one-day event featuring presentations, panels, and debate from a wide range of experts on child poverty, including government representatives, educators, youth workers, and young people impacted by poverty.

 

When: 14th October 2021 | 9.30am - 5.30pm

Where: Regent Hall | 275 Oxford St, London, W1C 2DJ

Child Poverty

Child poverty in London is about more than income. For many children, poverty can mean uncertainty, stress, hunger, loneliness, boredom, poor health and a lack of opportunities. The most disadvantaged children fall at least two years behind their peers when they come to sit their GCSEs.

Our work is focused on helping children living in poverty to overcome the many disadvantages caused by poverty. London children are much more likely to live in poor households and are less likely to be able to afford everyday items than children in the rest of England. 55% of poor children in London are materially deprived compared to 44% in the rest of England.

Every child should have a healthy, happy and safe childhood so that all children are well prepared for life, breaking the cycle of poverty.

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