02:28AM, Wednesday 20 February 2013
Sixteen per cent of children in Maidenhead are living in poverty, according to figures released today by a child poverty campaign.
The Campaign to End Child Poverty recorded the amount as part of a child poverty map of the UK and South-east.
Enver Solomon, chairman of the campaign, said the map reveals the 'depth and breadth' of child poverty across the country.
But he added the levels of deprivation in the South-east are not as high as other parts of the country.
He said: "There are still far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living and are having to go hungry and miss out on the essentials of a decent childhood."
The reports says children are classified as being in poverty if they live in families in receipt of out-of-work benefits or in-work tax credits where their reported income is less than 60 per cent of median income.
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