Two million children in England have been sent to school in dirty, ill-fitting or incorrect uniform, a children’s charity has said.
A Mirror probe has uncovered a surge in cash-strapped families who rely on handouts from uniform banks for school kit, including basic essentials such as coats, shoes and even underwear.
Figures last month revealed 4.1 million children are in living in poverty and 70% of those are in working families.
An estimated 13% of UK children live in families who are getting into debt to pay for school kit, with 17% cutting back on basic essentials, including food, to dress children for school, according to Children’s Society research.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 7, 2019