The Government has pledged to end child poverty by 2020, and
acknowledges that low income and disadvantage in childhood
impacts on children’s life chances throughout their lives. It has
introduced a raft of policies to counteract the long-term effects of
child poverty, and to improve the opportunities and life chances of
children from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, little is known
about how children from different socio-economic groups perceive
and experience social difference.