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New report reveals child poverty figures for Lichfield and Burntwood

A new report has revealed that 13 per cent of youngsters are living in child poverty in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The figure is two per cent less than the county average and and well below the national average of 21 per cent.

The Staffordshire County Council study also revealed the results of the 2012/13 Young People’s Survey.

Of more than 1,700 who responded across the county, nine out ten said their local area was a good place to live.

More than a third of young people said they volunteered to help with groups and activities at least once a month, while 65 per cent said they had witnessed bullying in schools.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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1 Comment

  1. Cynic

    26th June, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    The survey was completed by so few people as to be almost meaningless. Three local schools responses (7/1/ and 1) total 9 from three schools!! – Should the teachers/children/parents be ashamed?
    “Although considerable effort and repeated attempts were made to engage with schools, several decided they did not wish to participate.”
    This survey was for the young folk and they could not care less. Or is it because the rest can not read and write?

    “70% were confident that they would be able to achieve their aspirations
    ‘Exams’, ‘future career’ and ‘school work’ were the three things young people were most worried about.”
    I have been very concerned for the future of our young folk but they are confident and worried !

    “13 per cent of youngsters are living in child poverty” – Do the rest go to the expensive coffee shops? Invariably there are lots of very young women with children buying the most expensive coffee/cake in staffs which often is thrown on the floor. Or maybe they have changed the definition of poor.