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9 February 2021

Little Village releases report 'It Takes a Village- how to make all childhoods matter'

Little Village has released a report, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, revealing exclusive new data exploring the rates, persistence and depth of poverty in families with young children. It also highlights the impact of the Covid pandemic on low-income families with young children.

The analysis reveals 1.3 million of the 4.2 million children in poverty in the UK are babies and children under the age of 5.

Commenting on the report findings, Sophia Parker, Founder of Little Village said:

“Our new research lays bare the unacceptable scale and depth of poverty in the UK for babies, toddlers and young children.

Child poverty is not inevitable: we have successfully tackled it in the past. This generation of children should remember us for how we got behind them, not for how they were let down. We believe the government needs to take real action to address this national crisis now.”

You can read the full report here and the executive summary here.

Read the press release here.

You can read Sophia’s blog about the report here.

You can watch a recording of the webinar discussing the report here, chaired by Sonia Sodha and with panellists Torsten Bell from the Resolution Foundation, Harriet Waldegrave from the Children’s Commissioner, Little Village Ambassador Ella-Mae and Sophia.

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