Apparently, according to the Save the Children website, children from Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and black African households are most at risk for being in severe poverty as compared with white children in the UK (Whitham, 2010, p. 1).
In order to create jobs, there has to be a government sponsorship of various businesses and so forth in order to help foster growth within the economy. These jobs will help numerous parents maintain their lifestyle while supporting their families.
Many countries around the world are struggling with the same problems the UK finds itself with. Truthfully, child poverty is an issue everywhere—but what is particularly sad about child poverty in the UK is that the UK is a very advanced nation.
Child poverty can be prevented in the UK, but the fact is that parents must be supported by the government in order to ensure that these children do not slip further into poverty. The government should do whatever it can in order to give struggling parents the chance to make their children’ lives better.
Many people, truthfully, might be concerned that such ‘welfare’ could make people dependent on the government for their well-being. However, on the contrary, people will appreciate a helping hand and may be more likely to be citizens who contribute positively to the UK overall.
The fact that children have been found to perform better in schools that are more ‘middle-class’ suggests that students need to attend a school that is middle-of-the-road. In other words, it need not be the richest school, but it isn’t too poor either—in terms of the constitution of its student body.