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8,314 Children From Thanet Live in Poverty

According to Recent Figures more than one child in four (28%) from Thanet live in poverty.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty has published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the country. According to The Press Release: The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that child poverty will rise by 400,000 children by 2015 unless the government takes a more progressive approach to tackling the deficit.

Alison Garnham, Executive Director of the Campaign, said: Child poverty costs us billions picking up the pieces of damaged lives and unrealised potential, so itís a false economy if we donít prioritise looking after children today.

She went on to call the current cuts a disaster when she said: Targeting cuts on families will prove both an economic and a social disaster, with businesses losing billions of pounds of demand and families struggling to keep their kids clothed, fed and warm.

The Government, says, Alison Garnham, must act now. The Government urgently needs a serious plan to stop the rise in unemployment and to create jobs so that young people and parents can get out of the dole queue and into the workplace. We need a plan to target investment through the family purse to stimulate the economy, so that shops, services and businesses get the customers they need to stay afloat and recruit staff.

The map shows just how big an issue child poverty across the country has become and the gross levels of inequality that children face in every region. Here, for example, is an oddly coloured map of Thanet with blue and green areas showing the worst areas of Thanet for Child poverty which in places approaches half of all children living in that area.

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