Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fact of the Day

Nearly a quarter of children in Dumfries and Galloway are growing up in deprivation, a new report has found.
The UK-wide survey for the End Child Poverty coalition said the region had one of the highest percentages of child poverty at 24.3 per cent, including nearly one in three in North West Dumfries.
John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, said: “Whether it’s the nearly one in three children in North West Dumfries, one in five in Annandale or the one in six in Lochar, too many children are growing up in families that just don’t have the incomes they need to give children a decent start in life.”

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