Poverty is the single greatest threat to the well being of children and families.
It can affect every area of a child's development - social, educational and personal.
Find out about:
- child poverty and who it affects - what is child poverty?
- our child poverty campaigns and how you can take action
- stories of Barnardo's work to help children living in poverty
- our child poverty publications and research, which include policy reports and tools for professionals.
What is child poverty?
A family with two adults and two children needs to have £349 each week in order to be above the poverty line. How do you think that compares to what your family has?
Our child poverty campaigns
We believe it is outrageous that children in the fifth richest country in the world still have to suffer the consequences of poverty.
Child poverty case studies and stories
We run over 800 children's services working directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year across the UK.