The numbers of children living in child poverty across south east London and north Kent have been revealed.

In some boroughs across south London, a third of children are classed as living in poverty, according to statistics released as part of the End Child Poverty coalition’s Child Poverty Map of the UK.

In Wandsworth, 17,471 children – or 30.19 per cent - are classed as living in poverty while in Merton the figure is 11,689 or 25.53 per cent.

The further out of London you go, the lower the figures, with Elmbridge and Epsom both around 13 per cent.

The End Child Poverty Coalition said a child is living in poverty if they are in a family living on less than 60 per cent of the median household income, which is around £248 per week after housing costs.

For a couple with two children under 14, it is around £347 per week.

The End Child Poverty Coalition said that nationally, the figures also show that some of the most deprived areas of the UK have seen the biggest increases in child poverty since the coalition's last local child poverty figures, for December 2015.

It said increases of 10 percentage points in some areas demonstrate the growing crisis of child poverty in the UK.

The National Children’s Bureau’s chief executive Anna Feuchtwang said: “Poverty can hold children back in many different ways. It can mean children don’t reach a good level of health or development, do well in school or reach their potential in employment.

“The Government has pledged action through its social mobility policy, but the scale of child poverty that this new data reveals, means we urgently need a wider commitment from across Government to improve the living standards of children, young people and families. In particular, we need action to address the devastating impact of benefit cuts on families, including those with disabled children, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet.”

Here’s how south west London and north Surrey’s borough’s fared:

Elmbridge 3,965 (13.44 per cent)

Epsom 2,203 (13.56 per cent)

Kingston 7,390 (21.83 per cent)

Merton 11,689 (25.53 per cent)

Richmond 5,970 (15.25 per cent)

Sutton 9,994 (21.97 per cent)

Wandsworth 17,471 (30.19 per cent)