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The parents of Britain's poorest children are
going hungry in order to feed them; are unable to afford warm coats
or new shoes; and suffering enormous emotional strain, according to
a new Save the Children report.
Child Poverty 2012: It Shouldn't Happen Here highlights
children's and parents' experiences of living in recession-hit
Britain and the extent to which poverty is blighting young lives.
It is based on interviews with more than 1,500 young people and
The report's key findings include:
Save the Children says that witnessing the financial worries of
their parents is placing an impossible burden on children when they
should be concentrating on school and their future careers.
They are calling on the Government to:
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