Over the last few years the credit crunch has affected all of us. Prices are rising, businesses are closing and everyone has to watch their money more carefully. But while we all worry about our finances it is all too easy to forget about child poverty. It is often forgotten in the newspapers or on the television, so how big an issue can it be?
Discover what you really know about child poverty by taking Barnardo’s quiz below, or visit www.barnardos.co.uk for more information on child poverty in the UK.
1 How many children in the UK live in poverty?
- 1 million
- 2.5 million
- 3.6 million
2 How much money do you think a family of four living in poverty have to survive on each week?
3 What is the annual cost of child poverty to the country?
- £25 million
- £2.5 billion
- £25 billion
4 How many poor children have at least one parent in work?
5 What percentage of poor parents cannot keep their house warm this winter?
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