The visualisation below enables comparison of changes over time in the Children in Low Income Families measure at local level. While not a perfect measure, this is the only measure of Child Poverty at local level that is provided annually.
The visualisation tool has been developed for the Commission through Datakind UK, a charity that matches data scientists with 'good causes' to provide pro-bono support in the use of data. Our chief data guru for this work was Eric Hannell who works at Tableau where he helps people see and understand data. He loves data visualisation and would describe himself as "novice at life, but ok at data stuff." He writes things at www.erichannell.com.
Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.