Every child should have an equal chance in life
The data and graphs below show how the North East compares to the other English regions and the England average in key child poverty indicators.
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Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.
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Poverty leads to poor attainment. Poor attainment leads to poverty.
Councils have a duty to address child poverty through their services, jobs and contracts.
Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.