Child poverty fears on Southampton's 'forgotten' estate


Four million children are living in poverty in the UK - one of the highest rates in the industrialised world - according to the Campaign to End Child Poverty.

Poverty can have a profound impact on a child and its family, often setting in motion a deepening spiral of social exclusion and creating problems with education, employment, health and social interaction.

The Itchen constituency in Southampton has been singled out as having the highest number of children living in poverty in Hampshire at over 26%.

Jon Cuthill visits Weston, one of Southampton's 'forgotten' housing estates to see how hard-pressed families are experiencing child poverty during the downturn.

Inside Out South is on BBC One on Monday, 5 March at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

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