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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...


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

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

25 Calls response: Let’s agree on what makes ‘good’ food – then make it a reality for every child in Scotland

25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children
25 calls

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

...and discrimination Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty This Challenge Poverty Week, one in four children in Scotland are living in...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

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"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"
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‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...Arts Centre in Edinburgh last night (10 October). Other calls include: Introducing a £5 top-up to child benefit; reforming the Gender Recognition Act to better support trans young people; cutting cars from school drop-offs to improve air quality;...


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We must address the socio-economic drivers of childhood obesity

...household incomes so that healthier foods are more affordable?  For example, we could increase child benefit by £5 per week, thereby instantly lifting thousands of children out of poverty, as called for by the #GiveMeFive campaign.   Of...


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Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
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News: Grant opens for families with young children
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News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment

...Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government More than 3,000 children and young people have received the Child...

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News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment
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News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
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News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD
ADHD Education Mental Health research School

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty
child poverty child poverty targets

Children in Scotland benefits from Gillespie Macandrew charity programme

Children in Scotland backs call to end benefit freeze

...of rising inflation. The freeze, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, means benefits including child benefit, Tax Credits, Universal Credits and Housing Benefit will remain at the same cash value as in 2015/16 and will not be reviewed until...


‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’
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Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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Share because you care this Child Safety Week
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“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”
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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

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

...holiday services. This needs to change and the learning from the Fund could contribute to every child benefitting from such services.” The successful organisations are: Action for Children Clyde Gateway Flexible Childcare Services Scotland...

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Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine
Magazine

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
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2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

Issue 188 Children in Scotland Magazine

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

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

25 Calls response: Let’s agree on what makes ‘good’ food – then make it a reality for every child in Scotland

25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children
25 calls

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

...and discrimination Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty This Challenge Poverty Week, one in four children in Scotland are living in...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

25 Calls response: Today’s children don’t want eternal economic growth. It’s time to teach and live ‘de-consumerism’

25 Calls response: Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s educational experience

Children in Scotland Convenor steps down from role

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

...Arts Centre in Edinburgh last night (10 October). Other calls include: Introducing a £5 top-up to child benefit; reforming the Gender Recognition Act to better support trans young people; cutting cars from school drop-offs to improve air quality;...


New panel to ensure issues affecting children and young people are heard in Brexit negotiations

Why getting active today can change a child’s life

Amplifying children’s voices across Europe: our participation staff’s visit to Romania

National forum’s child policy mission strengthened by new membership
forum members forum membership strategic forum

Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

25 Calls response: Services must be underpinned by love for ALL children

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty
child poverty child poverty targets

Children in Scotland benefits from Gillespie Macandrew charity programme

Children in Scotland backs call to end benefit freeze

...of rising inflation. The freeze, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, means benefits including child benefit, Tax Credits, Universal Credits and Housing Benefit will remain at the same cash value as in 2015/16 and will not be reviewed until...


‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’
Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

Share because you care this Child Safety Week
accidents CAPT Child Accident Prevention Trust child injury child safety child safety week injury safety safety advice

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”
academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

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

...holiday services. This needs to change and the learning from the Fund could contribute to every child benefitting from such services.” The successful organisations are: Action for Children Clyde Gateway Flexible Childcare Services Scotland...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine
Magazine

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn


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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...


"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"
postMagazine rights UNCRC Unicef

Call 20: Deliver a workforce that works for children: confident, skilled and values-driven
post
Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start
post
Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
post
We must address the socio-economic drivers of childhood obesity
post

...household incomes so that healthier foods are more affordable?  For example, we could increase child benefit by £5 per week, thereby instantly lifting thousands of children out of poverty, as called for by the #GiveMeFive campaign.   Of...


News: Grant opens for families with young children
postchild poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment
post

...Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government More than 3,000 children and young people have received the Child...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment
postchildminders childminding early learning and childcare

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
postchild poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD
postADHD Education Mental Health research School

Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
postfood insecurity food poverty Poverty

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