What poverty means

As part of the launch of our new UK child poverty campaign, It Shouldn't Happen Here, we commissioned award-winning photographer Spencer Murphy to work with children in Tower Hamlets, east London. 

We asked children two questions while they waited to have their picture taken: what is poverty in the UK? And how do you feel about it? We then asked them to write their thoughts on a piece of paper.The results are featured below along with their portraits.

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