ENYAN Charity highlights impact of repeated moves for children living in poverty

A three-year study by The Children’s Society found that moving house multiple times was a key issue for children, with one nine-year-old having moved home at least eight times and attended four schools.

The report, called Growing up in Hard Times, was produced in partnership with the University of Bath based on interviews with 60 children. It found that children were shouldering a number of burdens as a result of growing up in poverty: making long journeys to school, having to stay indoors in unsafe neighbourhoods and struggling to sustain friendships after moving area or school.

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