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We live in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet 4.2 million or 30 per cent of British children live in poverty. This one of the worst rates of child poverty in the industrialised world.
Ellie, 12, lives in a council maisonette on an inner city estate in Birmingham with her mother Sally, her unemployed stepfather David and four of her five siblings. Sally is expecting her seventh child.
David has been unable to find work for three years.
After having been expelled from school Ellie spends her time looking after her two year old brother.
The UK Government pledged to eradicate child poverty in a generation by 2019.
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