Poor children are invisible in this election


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Back in the early 2000s, ‘child poverty’ was the term on every politician’s lips. The lead up to the Child Poverty Act in 2010 achieved cross-party consensus on the necessity of eradicating child poverty by 2020. These days, enthusiasm to give children in poverty the attention they deserve seems more muted.

With an election looming, no one likes talking about failure – and for the 3.6 million children in poverty around the UK, failure is exactly what we should be talking about.

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