VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS FACE HIGHEST RISES IN CHILD POVERTY - END CHILD POVERTY PRESS RELEASE.
For immediate release: 22 March 2018 Vulnerable households face the highest rises in child poverty The Households Below Average Income figures for 2016/7 released by the Government today show that children living in the most vulnerable households are facing the highest rises in poverty.
Overall relative child poverty has continued to rise – from 3.6m in 2010 to 4.1m. But it is large families, families with a disabled child and lone parent families that have seen a disproportionately large increase in relative poverty.
These are groups that are already most at risk of poverty and the increases are of grave concern: lone parents (up from 41% in 2010/11 to 49% in 2016/17); larger families with 3+ children (35% to 42%); and households with disabled children (27% to 34%).
This bears out last week’s gloomy report by The Equality and Human Rights Commission that predicts an additional 1.5m children in poverty by 2022 http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/mummy-s-not-got-money-the-children-i…