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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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News: Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed

... Magazine / News: Report warns child Poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child Poverty targets will be missed unless...

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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...

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‘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...


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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"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,...


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 March 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services,...


“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...


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 January 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...


Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire

... Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire 10 October 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...


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 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network,...


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...


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 October 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...


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...


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...


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,...


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 June 2019 Children in Scotland yesterday welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a new Scottish Child Payment will...


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...


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

...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 Challenge...

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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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News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...assistance at Christmas. Children who receive gifts from the Appeal are likely to be experiencing Poverty and deprivation and some may be dealing with other issues such as domestic abuse, neglect, and mental health issues. On average the...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...Illustration 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 organisations, arguing...

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Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...people, 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 Magic...

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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...

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‘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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Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children

...affected children whose rights were already most at risk, including children living in Poverty, disabled children, care experienced children, black and minority ethnic children, young carers, and children of prisoners. More...

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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...

Health Inequalities Poverty

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
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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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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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‘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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News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC

...free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union leaders have...

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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...audience. The calls range across all 10 themes of our original manifesto, focusing on rights, Poverty, early years, learning, health and wellbeing, places and spaces, child protection, the environment, equalities and planning and...

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News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment

...content Pioneering community project takes next steps  Mar 8, 2022 Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed Jan 25,...

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Street League Young Person Advisory Group (2022)

...Street League website   Partner: Street League Using the power of sport to tackle Poverty & give young people the opportunities they need to succeed in life and the workplace. Find out more Mediation will allow you to see...


News: Rewind welfare reform says new report

...welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child Poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland...

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News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...faced by parents who enter the programme, with neglect, mental health issues, homelessness and Poverty found to be more prevalent in the FNP group than in the general population. Despite these challenges, those who engaged with the Family...

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Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...around self-esteem, participation in sports, body image and disordered eating. Other areas like Poverty, educational attainment, career destinations, mental health and others are all relevant to these gendered ideas and pressures too. It can be...

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News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease the...

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News: Grant opens for families with young children

...of children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child Poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications...

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...the classroom | childrensuniversity.scot Circle Support for families who face exclusion due to Poverty and inequalities | circle.scot City of Glasgow College Further education | cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Clackmannanshire Women's Aid Support...


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...starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by Poverty | ssff.org.uk Stepping Stones North Edinburgh Support services to young parent families and pregnant women |...


News: Co-created resource offers support for young people and families involved in the Scottish justice system

...anything that is missing or needs to change.  Related content Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed  Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Jan 19, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility...

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Insight Landing Page

...jdrummond@childreninscotland.org.uk Latest issue: Issue 2 From partnerships to Poverty politics, find out what's inside the latest issue of Insight. Click here for more Join us in membership Find out...


Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...the project and explains its role in helping to influence national policy on combating Poverty in Scotland The pandemic has left no sector unchanged, and the third sector is no exception. Following the initial lockdown in March 2020,...


Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney (pictured) spoke to...

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Member directory: A-F

...the classroom | childrensuniversity.scot Circle Support for families who face exclusion due to Poverty and inequalities | circle.scot City of Glasgow College Further education | cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Clackmannanshire Women's Aid Support...


Changing our World: Member profiles

...our World Click here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care...


News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child Poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment. However,...

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Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...food insecurity – it is about taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as Poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and...

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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...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

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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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 March 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services,...


“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...


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 January 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...


Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire

... Why defeating Poverty means building the right fire 10 October 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...


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 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network,...


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...


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 October 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...


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...


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,...


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 June 2019 Children in Scotland yesterday welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a new Scottish Child Payment will...


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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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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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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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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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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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

‘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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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

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

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...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

‘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...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...audience. The calls range across all 10 themes of our original manifesto, focusing on rights, Poverty, early years, learning, health and wellbeing, places and spaces, child protection, the environment, equalities and planning and...

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Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...the project and explains its role in helping to influence national policy on combating Poverty in Scotland The pandemic has left no sector unchanged, and the third sector is no exception. Following the initial lockdown in March 2020,...


Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...food insecurity – it is about taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as Poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing


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Insight Landing Page

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Changing our World: Member profiles

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News: Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed
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... Magazine / News: Report warns child Poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child Poverty targets will be missed unless...

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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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"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,...


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...


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...


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

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News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
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...assistance at Christmas. Children who receive gifts from the Appeal are likely to be experiencing Poverty and deprivation and some may be dealing with other issues such as domestic abuse, neglect, and mental health issues. On average the...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
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...Illustration 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 organisations, arguing...

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Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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...people, 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 Magic...

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Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children
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...affected children whose rights were already most at risk, including children living in Poverty, disabled children, care experienced children, black and minority ethnic children, young carers, and children of prisoners. More...

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News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
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...free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union leaders have...

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News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment
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...content Pioneering community project takes next steps  Mar 8, 2022 Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed Jan 25,...

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News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
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...welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child Poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland...

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News: Report highlights success of family support programme
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...faced by parents who enter the programme, with neglect, mental health issues, homelessness and Poverty found to be more prevalent in the FNP group than in the general population. Despite these challenges, those who engaged with the Family...

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Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
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...around self-esteem, participation in sports, body image and disordered eating. Other areas like Poverty, educational attainment, career destinations, mental health and others are all relevant to these gendered ideas and pressures too. It can be...

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News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
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...from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child Poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease the...

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News: Grant opens for families with young children
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...of children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child Poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications...

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Member directory: full
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...the classroom | childrensuniversity.scot Circle Support for families who face exclusion due to Poverty and inequalities | circle.scot City of Glasgow College Further education | cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Clackmannanshire Women's Aid Support...


Member directory: N-S
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...starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by Poverty | ssff.org.uk Stepping Stones North Edinburgh Support services to young parent families and pregnant women |...


News: Co-created resource offers support for young people and families involved in the Scottish justice system
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...anything that is missing or needs to change.  Related content Report warns child Poverty targets could be missed  Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Jan 19, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility...

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Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
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...gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney (pictured) spoke to...

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Member directory: A-F
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...the classroom | childrensuniversity.scot Circle Support for families who face exclusion due to Poverty and inequalities | circle.scot City of Glasgow College Further education | cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Clackmannanshire Women's Aid Support...


News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
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...Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child Poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment. However,...

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