children having shoes, says children's commissioner
Last week, the latest Child Poverty Monitor report revealed 235,000 children – about one in five kids – live in poverty.
In some senses, including those raw numbers, the statistic is shocking.
But it also represents progress.
Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says the numbers are tracking in the right direction – particularly when it comes to the overall level of incomes.
But in other senses, little progress is being made.
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