Save the Children response to British Social Attitudes Survey

Wed, 2011-12-07 17:18 -- media

Save the Children response to British Social Attitudes survey's findings on child poverty. Justin Forsyth, Save the Children CEO, said: "Blaming parents for child poverty is too simplistic. Many parents in the UK are desperate to lift themselves out of poverty. But they face barriers they cannot overcome on their own: high childcare costs, high energy prices and low paid jobs that don’t pay a living wage.  

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 - 5:16pm

What this survey does show is the vast majority of people think it’s very important to reduce child poverty in Britain, and the government must lead that effort. If a whole generation of children are not to be lost to devastating poverty, we urgently need the government to do much more.”

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