Going Without: Almost One in Five Children Growing Up Deprived of the Basics

Action for Children, working with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), has analysed UK government data on children growing up in material deprivation.

New Action for Children research finds around a third of children aged 8 to eighteen fear that a friend or classmate won’t get any presents (33%) or celebrate Christmas this year (32%) because their family can’t afford it.

More key points from the research: