More than fifth of Scunthorpe children living in poverty, says campaign
New figures have shown that 22 per cent of children in Scunthorpe are living in poverty.
Figures published by the Campaign to End Child Poverty show that in North Lincolnshire, 18 per cent of children are classed as living in poverty.
The Brigg and Goole parliamentary constituency figure shows that 12 per cent of children are classed as living in poverty.
The definition of child poverty is if a families income falls below 60 per cent of the average income, with each family member under 20 having less than £12 a day to live on and pay household bills.
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For families surviving on benefits, the figure they have to live on and pay their bills is less than £12 a day.Enver Solomon, Chair of the Campaign said: "The child poverty map reveals the depth and breadth of child poverty across the country showing the gross levels of inequality that children face in every region including Yorkshire and the Humber.
"There are still far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living and are having to go hungry and miss out on the essentials of a decent childhood that all young people should be entitled to.
"In Yorkshire and the Humber, the huge disparities that exist across the region are becoming more entrenched and are now an enduring reality as many more children are set to become trapped in long term poverty and disadvantage.
"Local authorities are having to deal with reduced budgets but they have critical decisions to make.
"We're calling on authorities to prioritise low income families in the decisions they make about local welfare spending, including spending on the new council tax benefit, and on protecting families hit by the bedroom tax.
"This week we have written to local authority leaders with the most child poverty, asking them what they will do to tackle child poverty in their local area.
"The government must also closely examine its current strategy for reducing poverty and consider what more it could do to ensure millions of children's lives are not blighted by the corrosive impact that poverty has on their daily existence.''
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