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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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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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‘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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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

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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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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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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"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

‘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

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

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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‘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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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

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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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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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...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

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

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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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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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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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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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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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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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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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...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

‘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...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

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

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

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...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality 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

"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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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

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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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

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...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

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

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: 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...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

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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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...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

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...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

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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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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