Survey reveals Crawley’s high level of child poverty

Child poverty
Child poverty

Crawley was ranked as one of the local authorities in West Sussex with the highest level of child poverty, a survey has revealed.

At least 24% of children living in the local authority are living in deprived conditions, according to the End Child Poverty Campaign.

The worst affected areas include Broadfield South (31%), Ifield (29%) and Three Bridges (26%).

Down the road Horsham’s level is 14%, while the Mid Sussex area is 13%.

Lewes also had one of the highest rates of child poverty in the South East, with 23% of young children living in less privileged conditions.

Adur (21%) and Arun (22%) were also other areas with high levels of child poverty.

However Chichester (18%) and Worthing (16%) were areas least affected.

End Child Poverty is a campaign working with 150 organisations, faith and youth groups to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

The figures relate to the percentage of children in poverty recorded in 2013 (after housing costs) and are based on the target set for 2020 in the Child Poverty Act.

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