Child poverty in London

592,000 children living in London are below the poverty line, 37 per cent of all children in the capital. While poverty rates are higher for everyone in London than nationally, this gap is larger for children than for any other group. London has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region, and there are as many poor children in London as in all of Scotland and Wales.

Trust for London has funded CPAG to employ a London Campaign Co-ordinator for two years to work across the voluntary sector and with politicians at local, regional, and national level, towards a London where no child experiences poverty. To find out more about our work get in touch with Megan Jarvie.

Key facts

London reports

London events

  • Beyond Benefits conference on 23 November - this joint event by Child Poverty Action Group, 4in10 and Zacchaeus 2000 aims to discuss the barriers to parental employment in London and share best practice from a range of statutory and voluntary providers in helping parents back to work.

Our current work in 2012-13