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Summer clubs meet a purpose, but the wider issue is how to address Poverty and food insecurity for our lowest income families

...Scotland, we have had a little more success. The Scottish Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan clearly understands the scale of the issue and its negative impacts. It also begins to identify solutions to it. A fund of £1m...


‘Change the language of Poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

... ‘Change the language of Poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign Organisations across the children’s sector and beyond have joined Children in Scotland on its 25thanniversary in...


25 Calls response: Building public support to reduce Poverty means telling a new moral story. This is it...

... Building public support to reduce Poverty means telling a new moral story. This is it ... 27 Feb 2019 Responding to Call 1 of our 25 Calls campaign from Josh, Rebecca, Divine and Somer, Poverty Alliance’s Communications Officer Frances...


25 Calls response: Child Poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child Poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme Poverty in Britain. Responding...


Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


Project challenging food Poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

... Project challenging food Poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire 3 July 2017 From today, 26 schools in the west of Scotland will be taking part in Children in Scotland’s expanded Food, Families, Futures...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

... Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021 5 Oct 2021 Ashley McLean from the Poverty Alliance lays out the ways organisations can get involved and make an impact on loosening the grip of Poverty on the lives of children and families in...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on Poverty reduction and strong local services’

... Effective child protection system ‘depends on Poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection Systems Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

‘Benefit cap will increase child Poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

... ‘Benefit cap will increase child Poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’ Children in Scotland has responded to the recent Westminster benefit cap inquiry, warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child Poverty and...

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An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

... An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill Children in Scotland has urged MSPs to push for the inclusion of measures that will strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish...

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25 Calls response: Where there are child protection concerns, Poverty can be the elephant in the room

...in law. But we’re also a country in which almost a quarter of a million children are living in Poverty, in which there are over 14,500 children who are looked after, and in which more than 2,500 children are on the child protection register....

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End Child Poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign (2017-)

... End Child Poverty in Scotland and the #GiveMe5 campaign With 1 in 4 children in Scotland currently living in Poverty, Children in Scotland is committed to making a change. It is our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to...


“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child Poverty research

...of young people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child Poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child Poverty rates across the UK over...


25 Calls response: Children living in Poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

... Children living in Poverty deserve so much better. We can create supportive spaces that help their journey to adulthood 3 Mar 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services,...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate Poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

... Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate Poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches 27 Oct 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network, which...


"Halving child Poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

... "Halving child Poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not ceiling, for our ambition" 12 Feb 2021 With increasing numbers of families experiencing financial hardship, we need to be ambitious - and put money directly into the pockets of parents,...


Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on Poverty still required

...to take forward a series of calls made as part of both the Children in Scotland and End Child Poverty coalition’s manifestos, which we believe should be considered as elements of the Minimum Income Guarantee. This includes: Doubling the...

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Sector support for Scotland's first ever period Poverty Bill

... Sector support for Scotland’s first ever period Poverty Bill 15 Jan 2020 Children in Scotland has signed an open letter to MSPs, urging them to back legislation to address period Poverty. The letter, published today, calls on the Scottish...


Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child Poverty now

... Magazine / Comment: We need to prioritise action to end child Poverty now Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment then they...

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Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire

... Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire 10 Oct 2019 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week our Food Families Futures project manager Neil Orr says we have a golden opportunity to end families’ food insecurity in Scotland...


We applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling Poverty

...applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling Poverty 27 Jun 2019 Children in Scotland yesterday welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a new Scottish Child Payment will...


25 Calls response: Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child Poverty

... Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child Poverty 9 Oct 2019 For Challenge Poverty Week, Jen Gracie on behalf of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) responds to Calls 1, 2 and 15 of...


Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child Poverty

... Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child Poverty By John Dickie and Peter Kelly Between now and 2022, Scotland will introduce a new income supplement for low income families; a welcome step that...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting Poverty

... Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting Poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the Programme for Government. Commenting on key policy...

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25 Calls response – Prevention and early intervention can help us win the battle against Poverty

... Early intervention can help us win the battle against child Poverty and ill health 2 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland,...


Call 1: Change the language of Poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination

... Call 1: Change the language of Poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination By Josh, Rebecca, Divine and Somer My name is Young Person X. I live in Possilpark in a two-bedroom flat with my five brothers and my...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child Poverty

... Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child Poverty By John McKendrick Loss of the village Those of a certain age are prone to lament the demise of community and neighbourhoods where the welfare of children was the responsibility of...


Steps to reduce Poverty-related attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce Poverty-related attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


The links between child protection and family Poverty

... The links between child protection and family Poverty When 23/10/2017 13:30 Where Children in Scotland office, Edinburgh Type Free member event Category Other About this event This is a unique opportunity for Children in...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...Fund. The fund, launched in July, is one feature of the Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan which focuses on tackling and reducing levels of child Poverty in Scotland. It recognises that the cost and availability of...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...delivery of out of school care, with a focus on priority family groups most at risk from living in Poverty. The Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the national charity Children in Scotland. In the first funding round a total...

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2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
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25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...for too many families. We can’t go back to it 9 October 2020 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC incorporation and the work of the Care Review provide the...

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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...FFF, particularly participation. inclusion and a non-stigmatising, relationship-based approach to Poverty. “Within communities, establishing a trusting relationship is the essential starting point,” Elaine says. “As one Strategic Lead told...

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Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...their proposal to double the child payment to £20 in an effort to address rising levels of child Poverty and all parties acknowledged the significance of incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law. Alex Cole Hamilton spoke of the need to...


Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes (2021)

...take part in the arts. Watch video RT @SaveChildrenSCO: With new @EndChildPoverty stats released today showing child Poverty has increased in every local authority in Scotlan… Stay...


‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’

...early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18 recommendations focusing on the later years of childhood...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit

...how we create a fairer society. We know that young people’s participation can be stifled by Poverty, and this can lead to disengagement from the political process. Poverty negatively affects every aspect of children and young people’s...

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Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...key points, included in today's report, contextualised holiday hunger in the wider issue of Poverty and its impact on children. They were: High childcare costs are one of the key issues affecting parents on low income in particular, and...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...and affordability The Fund provides grants focusing on priority groups most at risk from Poverty Find out more The value of outdoors play-based learning Inspiring Scotland originally published Margaret's blog...

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Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’

...financial burden of sanitary products, particularly for girls and young women who are experiencing Poverty, and recognise the proposals as important for upholding UNCRC rights to education and the best health possible. We know, for example, that...

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"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
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25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child Poverty targets, delivery plan and new Scottish Child Payment must inform every aspect of our country’s approach to renewal The world has changed...

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Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...on the evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, Poverty, health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated...

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From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...are quite fussy but they have eaten wraps, sandwiches and soup'. Certainly my understanding of the Poverty-related issues many families living in Scotland face has increased. As has my understanding of the stigma attached to these issues and the...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...from Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child Poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child Poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading children's...

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Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...that directly affect the lives of children and young people such as children’s rights, tackling Poverty, the environment, and mental health and equalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: Upholding...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland said: “As members of the End Child Poverty Commission, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child Poverty, and have strongly advocated...

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Judith Turbyne

...For much of that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global Poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational...

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News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...aged one and two, starting with low-inocme households Committing £1 billion to tackle the Poverty related attainment gap Commenting on the strategy, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills...

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Comment: Children and young people haven’t forgotten that Hunger is Still Here

...Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food Poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But, as Grace, a Youth Campaigner for...

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Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...care for our children and as a nation we now have ambitious targets for the reduction of child Poverty. As Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young...

Board of Directors recruitment

News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

...revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish Attainment...

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Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

...Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child Poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal Credit claimants don’t feel they can...

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...to read News: Prioritise children in Scottish Budget Organisations say tackling child Poverty should be central to new spending plans Click here to read News: Winter appeal to support families Fife Gingerbread has...


LIFT

...in Edinburgh, and we have a variety of families within the community who are living below the Poverty line and facing in-work Poverty. This is as a result of many families living in private lets due to the lack of council housing, which makes...


The Wee Childcare Company

...rural primaries, testing improved OSC access for remote rural families and addressing the hidden Poverty of typically farm-based employees or owners. Access to Childcare Fund homepage Click for...


Access to Childcare Fund

...families, particularly the six identified priority family groups most at risk from living in Poverty and set out in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan (click here to find out more) , these are: · Lone parent families, the large...


“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...there is a lot to feel optimistic about. We’ve got cross-party consensus that addressing child Poverty as well as poor mental health need further investment. The SNP, returning as the governing party, has also made commitments to continue on...

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'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

...articulated as an immediate need by children and young people. Research has shown the impact of Poverty and the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of our young people, while examples of our recent project work have shown how sustained...


Contacts

...families, particularly the six identified priority family groups most at risk from living in Poverty as set out in the Scottish Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. Click here for more information Alison Hay is Access to...


Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...life has focused on international development, working with charities challenging global Poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

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Media enquiries

...issues, including: Children’s rights Education Children’s health and wellbeing Inclusion Poverty and inequality Early years and childcare. Many of our key policy positions are outlined in our 2021-26 Manifesto. Click here to access our...



The links between child protection and family Poverty

Start date: 23/10/2017 13:30

... The links between child protection and family Poverty When 23/10/2017 13:30 Where Children in Scotland office, Edinburgh Type Free member event Category Other About this event This is a unique opportunity for Children in...



Summer clubs meet a purpose, but the wider issue is how to address Poverty and food insecurity for our lowest income families

...Scotland, we have had a little more success. The Scottish Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan clearly understands the scale of the issue and its negative impacts. It also begins to identify solutions to it. A fund of £1m...


‘Change the language of Poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

... ‘Change the language of Poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign Organisations across the children’s sector and beyond have joined Children in Scotland on its 25thanniversary in...


25 Calls response: Building public support to reduce Poverty means telling a new moral story. This is it...

... Building public support to reduce Poverty means telling a new moral story. This is it ... 27 Feb 2019 Responding to Call 1 of our 25 Calls campaign from Josh, Rebecca, Divine and Somer, Poverty Alliance’s Communications Officer Frances...


25 Calls response: Child Poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child Poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme Poverty in Britain. Responding...


Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


Project challenging food Poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

... Project challenging food Poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire 3 July 2017 From today, 26 schools in the west of Scotland will be taking part in Children in Scotland’s expanded Food, Families, Futures...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

... Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021 5 Oct 2021 Ashley McLean from the Poverty Alliance lays out the ways organisations can get involved and make an impact on loosening the grip of Poverty on the lives of children and families in...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on Poverty reduction and strong local services’

... Effective child protection system ‘depends on Poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection Systems Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

‘Benefit cap will increase child Poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

... ‘Benefit cap will increase child Poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’ Children in Scotland has responded to the recent Westminster benefit cap inquiry, warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child Poverty and...

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An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

... An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill Children in Scotland has urged MSPs to push for the inclusion of measures that will strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish...

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25 Calls response: Where there are child protection concerns, Poverty can be the elephant in the room

...in law. But we’re also a country in which almost a quarter of a million children are living in Poverty, in which there are over 14,500 children who are looked after, and in which more than 2,500 children are on the child protection register....

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“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child Poverty research

...of young people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child Poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child Poverty rates across the UK over...


25 Calls response: Children living in Poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

... Children living in Poverty deserve so much better. We can create supportive spaces that help their journey to adulthood 3 Mar 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services,...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate Poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

... Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate Poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches 27 Oct 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network, which...


Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on Poverty still required

...to take forward a series of calls made as part of both the Children in Scotland and End Child Poverty coalition’s manifestos, which we believe should be considered as elements of the Minimum Income Guarantee. This includes: Doubling the...

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Sector support for Scotland's first ever period Poverty Bill

... Sector support for Scotland’s first ever period Poverty Bill 15 Jan 2020 Children in Scotland has signed an open letter to MSPs, urging them to back legislation to address period Poverty. The letter, published today, calls on the Scottish...


Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire

... Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire 10 Oct 2019 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week our Food Families Futures project manager Neil Orr says we have a golden opportunity to end families’ food insecurity in Scotland...


We applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling Poverty

...applaud the fast-tracking of the new Child Payment. Now let's focus on the next steps in tackling Poverty 27 Jun 2019 Children in Scotland yesterday welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a new Scottish Child Payment will...


25 Calls response: Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child Poverty

... Starting today: a new vision for how social security can help solve child Poverty 9 Oct 2019 For Challenge Poverty Week, Jen Gracie on behalf of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) responds to Calls 1, 2 and 15 of...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting Poverty

... Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting Poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the Programme for Government. Commenting on key policy...

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25 Calls response – Prevention and early intervention can help us win the battle against Poverty

... Early intervention can help us win the battle against child Poverty and ill health 2 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland,...


Steps to reduce Poverty-related attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce Poverty-related attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...Fund. The fund, launched in July, is one feature of the Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan which focuses on tackling and reducing levels of child Poverty in Scotland. It recognises that the cost and availability of...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...delivery of out of school care, with a focus on priority family groups most at risk from living in Poverty. The Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the national charity Children in Scotland. In the first funding round a total...

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2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...for too many families. We can’t go back to it 9 October 2020 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC incorporation and the work of the Care Review provide the...

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‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...FFF, particularly participation. inclusion and a non-stigmatising, relationship-based approach to Poverty. “Within communities, establishing a trusting relationship is the essential starting point,” Elaine says. “As one Strategic Lead told...

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Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...their proposal to double the child payment to £20 in an effort to address rising levels of child Poverty and all parties acknowledged the significance of incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law. Alex Cole Hamilton spoke of the need to...


‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’

...early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18 recommendations focusing on the later years of childhood...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit

...how we create a fairer society. We know that young people’s participation can be stifled by Poverty, and this can lead to disengagement from the political process. Poverty negatively affects every aspect of children and young people’s...

Benefits Brexit Children Children's rights Election Europe Families Jackie Brock Poverty

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...key points, included in today's report, contextualised holiday hunger in the wider issue of Poverty and its impact on children. They were: High childcare costs are one of the key issues affecting parents on low income in particular, and...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...and affordability The Fund provides grants focusing on priority groups most at risk from Poverty Find out more The value of outdoors play-based learning Inspiring Scotland originally published Margaret's blog...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’

...financial burden of sanitary products, particularly for girls and young women who are experiencing Poverty, and recognise the proposals as important for upholding UNCRC rights to education and the best health possible. We know, for example, that...

Health Inequalities Poverty

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child Poverty targets, delivery plan and new Scottish Child Payment must inform every aspect of our country’s approach to renewal The world has changed...

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Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...on the evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, Poverty, health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated...

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From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...are quite fussy but they have eaten wraps, sandwiches and soup'. Certainly my understanding of the Poverty-related issues many families living in Scotland face has increased. As has my understanding of the stigma attached to these issues and the...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...that directly affect the lives of children and young people such as children’s rights, tackling Poverty, the environment, and mental health and equalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: Upholding...

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Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...care for our children and as a nation we now have ambitious targets for the reduction of child Poverty. As Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young...

Board of Directors recruitment

'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

...articulated as an immediate need by children and young people. Research has shown the impact of Poverty and the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of our young people, while examples of our recent project work have shown how sustained...


Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...life has focused on international development, working with charities challenging global Poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

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Judith Turbyne

...For much of that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global Poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational...

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...to read News: Prioritise children in Scottish Budget Organisations say tackling child Poverty should be central to new spending plans Click here to read News: Winter appeal to support families Fife Gingerbread has...


LIFT

...in Edinburgh, and we have a variety of families within the community who are living below the Poverty line and facing in-work Poverty. This is as a result of many families living in private lets due to the lack of council housing, which makes...


The Wee Childcare Company

...rural primaries, testing improved OSC access for remote rural families and addressing the hidden Poverty of typically farm-based employees or owners. Access to Childcare Fund homepage Click for...


Contacts

...families, particularly the six identified priority family groups most at risk from living in Poverty as set out in the Scottish Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. Click here for more information Alison Hay is Access to...


Media enquiries

...issues, including: Children’s rights Education Children’s health and wellbeing Inclusion Poverty and inequality Early years and childcare. Many of our key policy positions are outlined in our 2021-26 Manifesto. Click here to access our...



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"Halving child Poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
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... "Halving child Poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not ceiling, for our ambition" 12 Feb 2021 With increasing numbers of families experiencing financial hardship, we need to be ambitious - and put money directly into the pockets of parents,...


Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child Poverty now
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... Magazine / Comment: We need to prioritise action to end child Poverty now Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment then they...

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Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child Poverty
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... Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child Poverty By John Dickie and Peter Kelly Between now and 2022, Scotland will introduce a new income supplement for low income families; a welcome step that...


Call 1: Change the language of Poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination
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... Call 1: Change the language of Poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination By Josh, Rebecca, Divine and Somer My name is Young Person X. I live in Possilpark in a two-bedroom flat with my five brothers and my...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child Poverty
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... Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child Poverty By John McKendrick Loss of the village Those of a certain age are prone to lament the demise of community and neighbourhoods where the welfare of children was the responsibility of...


News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
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...from Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child Poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child Poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading children's...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
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...of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland said: “As members of the End Child Poverty Commission, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child Poverty, and have strongly advocated...

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News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
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...aged one and two, starting with low-inocme households Committing £1 billion to tackle the Poverty related attainment gap Commenting on the strategy, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills...

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Comment: Children and young people haven’t forgotten that Hunger is Still Here
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...Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food Poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But, as Grace, a Youth Campaigner for...

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News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
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...revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish Attainment...

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Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
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...Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child Poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal Credit claimants don’t feel they can...

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“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
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...there is a lot to feel optimistic about. We’ve got cross-party consensus that addressing child Poverty as well as poor mental health need further investment. The SNP, returning as the governing party, has also made commitments to continue on...

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