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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...


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...


‘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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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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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...


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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"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,...


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...

child poverty

“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...


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...


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...


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

...people. Financial support for families: the gap still to be bridged “As a member of the End child poverty Coalition we have been supportive of the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment by February 2021 for eligible families with...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

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

...pleased to be managing such an important fund in alignment with our shared ambitions to reduce child poverty and challenge inequalities. “For decades we’ve known about the barriers faced by families trying to access childcare, and the...

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Access to Childcare Fund

...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 majority of which are headed by...


Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...for families currently in receipt of free school meals is an understandable response, alongside child poverty Action Group and others organisations who wrote to the First Minister on Wednesday, we believe a cash payment in lieu of free school...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Children in Scotland magazine celebrates 20 years

...Care sector; read about recommendations for education and calls for policy change to address child poverty, and more. The latest edition also features our regular news round-up from the sector, details of our Emerging Minds project and a...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...to): The Play Strategy Place Standard National Planning Framework National Transport Strategy child poverty Delivery Plan Early Learning and Childcare expansion Policing 2026 strategy Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 GIRFEC UNCRC...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
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All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds
CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

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...

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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...

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

...key calls on childcare and the value of play Find out more Tackling child poverty Delivery Plan The Access to Childcare fund addresses one of the actions highlighted in Every Child, Every Chance Find out...

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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...

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Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

...to abandon 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...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

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...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

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...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Why defeating poverty means building the right fire

Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...by the new UK Government to transform children’s lives. The 14 calls in the Manifesto include: child poverty: End the benefit cap and readopt legally binding targets to reduce child poverty Democracy: Extend the vote to 16 and 17 year olds in...


25 Calls response: Our economy is broken but our people aren’t. A new rights-based approach would mean a better future for children

25 Calls response: Children must be at the centre of decisions affecting them

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

...called-for investment in early, holistic support for families. Poverty “As members of the End child poverty Coalition, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

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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

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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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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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level
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News: Grant opens for families with young children

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

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

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

...Calls response Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable Click to read the full response 25 Calls response Struggling families need more money in...


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

...the need for improved mental health support for children, and why we must recognise that tackling child poverty, abuse and neglect requires a collective effort. “This campaign marks the extent to which children’s issues have been driven up the...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’
Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Access to Childcare Fund

...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 majority of which are headed by women. ·...


Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children
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Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland
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Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced last month (click to read),...


The Wee Childcare Company

Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...Head 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...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...Government 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...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...Image: 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,...

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

...content Food, Families, Futures project- 2015-2020 25 Calls campaign response: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

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

Issue 196 Children in Scotland Magazine

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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...


‘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

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...


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...

Legislation News Scottish Parliament

“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...


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...


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

...people. Financial support for families: the gap still to be bridged “As a member of the End child poverty Coalition we have been supportive of the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment by February 2021 for eligible families with...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

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

...pleased to be managing such an important fund in alignment with our shared ambitions to reduce child poverty and challenge inequalities. “For decades we’ve known about the barriers faced by families trying to access childcare, and the...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...for families currently in receipt of free school meals is an understandable response, alongside child poverty Action Group and others organisations who wrote to the First Minister on Wednesday, we believe a cash payment in lieu of free school...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Children in Scotland magazine celebrates 20 years

...Care sector; read about recommendations for education and calls for policy change to address child poverty, and more. The latest edition also features our regular news round-up from the sector, details of our Emerging Minds project and a...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...to): The Play Strategy Place Standard National Planning Framework National Transport Strategy child poverty Delivery Plan Early Learning and Childcare expansion Policing 2026 strategy Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 GIRFEC UNCRC...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
access to childcare fund business childcare community family funding resilience shetland

All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds
CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

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...

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

...key calls on childcare and the value of play Find out more Tackling child poverty Delivery Plan The Access to Childcare fund addresses one of the actions highlighted in Every Child, Every Chance Find out...

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

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...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Why defeating poverty means building the right fire

Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...by the new UK Government to transform children’s lives. The 14 calls in the Manifesto include: child poverty: End the benefit cap and readopt legally binding targets to reduce child poverty Democracy: Extend the vote to 16 and 17 year olds in...


25 Calls response: Our economy is broken but our people aren’t. A new rights-based approach would mean a better future for children

25 Calls response: Children must be at the centre of decisions affecting them

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

...called-for investment in early, holistic support for families. Poverty “As members of the End child poverty Coalition, we have campaigned for solutions that would make a much-needed difference in tackling child poverty, and have strongly...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

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

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

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

...Calls response Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable Click to read the full response 25 Calls response Struggling families need more money in...


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

...the need for improved mental health support for children, and why we must recognise that tackling child poverty, abuse and neglect requires a collective effort. “This campaign marks the extent to which children’s issues have been driven up the...


Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’
Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland
appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

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

...together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced last month (click to read),...


Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...Government 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...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

25 Calls response: Where there are child protection concerns, poverty can be the elephant in the room
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Access to Childcare Fund

...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 majority of which are headed by...


The Wee Childcare Company


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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

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

... "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...

child poverty

Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
post

... 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
post

... 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: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
post

...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...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

...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...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
post

...to abandon 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...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

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

...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...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment
post

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

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
post

...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,...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Grant opens for families with young children
post

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

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children
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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
post

...Head 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...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...Image: 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,...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

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

...content Food, Families, Futures project- 2015-2020 25 Calls campaign response: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty