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National forum’s child policy mission strengthened by new membership

A national group which identifies children's sector-wide solutions has welcomed new members.

The Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum, led by Children in Scotland, will benefit from additional expertise, representation and skills following the election of five new members.

Chaired by Jackie Brock, Chief Executive at Children in Scotland, the Forum focuses on three main workstreams:

  • Reducing Child Poverty
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Meaningful Participation and Engagement

New members include Chief Executive Officers from Save the Children Scotland, Zero Tolerance, Home Start UK, Includem and Licketyspit Theatre Company.

The refreshed group will meet for the first time on Tuesday 14 May. Through 2019, it aims to continue its work with the Scottish Government to address strategic issues across the priority areas members have identified.

The Forum will also begin work on a new workstream looking at outcome-focused budgeting.

It will continue to play a key role in ensuring that the development and delivery of Scottish Government policy reflects the lives of children, young people and families.

Satwat Rehman, Director of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) and the Forum’s lead on the Reducing Child Poverty workstream, said:

“The Forum has been a fantastic place to engage with senior colleagues from across the sector, and also to have conversations about the common themes that are surfacing across organisations.

“I’m looking forward to working with new Forum members to take forward a powerful case for change that will benefit children across Scotland.”

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