Living in poverty negatively affects nearly all aspects of a child’s life. It increases their risk of illness and premature death. They are at higher risk of obesity and more likely to suffer chronic health conditions. They are far more likely than to live in bad housing, which affects their physical and mental health and their performance at school. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

“People don’t talk about how much they’re struggling because of the shame... There are so many disadvantaged children in this country, and it’s hidden(...)