Tory cuts leave poverty-stricken children too hungry to learn | Welfare Weekly

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Teachers have blasted the Tory Government’s “callous fiscal and social policies”, after a damning survey revealed that an increasing number of poverty-stricken children are arriving at school hungry and unable to concentrate in lessons.

A survey of 3,250 teachers by the NASUWT, the largest teacher’s union in the UK, shows that a growing numbers of teachers and schools are being left to “pick up the pieces” of draconian austerity measures.

Teachers and schools reported having to step in and provide food, equipment and clothing for pupils. While others found themselves having to offer financial advice to parents struggling to cope with Tory cuts.

Almost three-quarters of teachers reported seeing children coming to school hungry, with over a quarter generously giving food to starving pupils. More than half had seen their school do the same.

According to the survey, 41 percent of teachers have given financial advice to parents or have referred them to external advice services.

More than a half said they had seen children whose parents were unable to afford school uniform. 15 percent had even resorted to giving clothing to children, and 59 percent reported seeing their school do the same.

Source: Tory Cuts Leave Poverty-stricken Children Too Hungry To Learn

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2 thoughts on “Tory cuts leave poverty-stricken children too hungry to learn | Welfare Weekly

  1. Michael Broadhurst

    this govt has a lot to answer for,murdering,starving/freezing people to death,in this the 5th richest country in the world.its appalling,it really is.
    and the billions the DWP have wasted,not saved could have alleviated all this.

  2. mohandeer

    “The total contempt and wilful disregard for children not having been born into wealth, is sickening and yet another example of the Conservative lie that “We are all in this together”, when clearly a huge majority of vulnerable and defenceless minorities are not.

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