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Food, clothes, a mattress and three funerals. What teachers buy for children 01 May 2018 13:48 #7248

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Teachers describe how child poverty has become the norm in many schools

Louise Tickle

Tue 1 May 2018 07.15 BST

With 4.1 million children living in homes on less than 60% of average income, teachers are seeing more signs of hunger: pupils with tummy aches or looking in bins for food.

In 2014 Gemma Morton, the headteacher of a large secondary school, told Education Guardian her school had helped to pay for the funeral of a student whose family couldn’t afford it, even after they had sold their car. Three years on, she has helped to pay for two more funerals. “When a child dies, nobody’s saved for it,” says Morton. “There is literally nowhere for families to go apart from the people they already know, and most of them are poverty-struck too.”

Over the past few years, as austerity has deepened, more schools and individual teachers are bailing out disadvantaged families because they simply can’t say no. The latest government figures show 100,000 more children propelled into poverty in just 12 months. There are 4.1 million children – nearly a third of the entire child population – living in households on less than 60% of the average income.

Read Full Report Here;
www.theguardian.com/education/2018/may/01/teachers-buy-children-food-clothes-mattress-funerals-child-poverty

This is a utter Disgrace, This Bloody Government should be utterly ashamed of itself,
But NO they are about to spend Millions on a Scrounging Family in London for their Wedding.
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