End Child Poverty

  • Child poverty map shows shocking levels of hardship across Scotland

    15 October 2014
    news

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published figures that provide a child poverty map of Scotland. The new statistics, released during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland show levels of child poverty at local authority and ward level for MP’s constituencies.

    According to the new figures, one in three children in Glasgow live in poverty, while more than a quarter of children in five other local authorities are also growing up in poverty: Clackmannanshire (26%), Dundee (28%), East Ayrshire (26%), Inverclyde (26%) and North Ayrshire (27%).

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  • Child poverty map shows shocking levels of hardship across Scotland

    October 15, 2014
    press release

    New figures also reveal big variations across local authorities

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published figures that provide a child poverty map of Scotland. The new statistics, released during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland show levels of child poverty at local authority and ward level for MP’s constituencies.

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  • Child poverty watchdog condemns government's child poverty strategy

    9 June 2014
    news

    The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have today published a hard-hitting report that condemns the government's draft child poverty strategy as lacking credibility.

    For more information see our full press statement.

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  • End Child Poverty in Scotland briefing - Child Poverty Bill 2009


    briefing

    A briefing from the Campaign to End Child Poverty in Scotland on the Scottish Government's Legislative Consent Memorandum to the Child Poverty Bill 2009.

  • Ending child poverty must be at the heart of debate on Scotland’s future, say campaigners

    7 March 2013
    news

    Commenting in advance of a keynote speech today (7 March) by Nicola Sturgeon on child poverty and the independence referendum members of the End Child Poverty coalition in Scotland have called on all sides in the debate to set out how their preferred constitutional settlement would create the conditions for a Scotland free of child poverty.

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  • Hidden picture of Scots child poverty as figures forecast to 'significantly worsen'

    February 15, 2013
    press release
    New figures revealed today show that nearly all – 27 out of 32 – local authorities in Scotland have council wards where over 20% of their children live in poverty.

    At the same time, projections by both Government and the Institute for Fiscal Studies expect the number of children growing up in poverty to significantly worsen amidst UK benefit and welfare cuts.

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  • Hidden picture of Scots child poverty as figures forecast to 'significantly worsen'

    15 February 2013
    news

    New figures from the Campaign to End Child Poverty, believed to be the most up-to-date local data on child poverty, from mid-2012, show that there are unacceptably high levels of child poverty in every part of Scotland. At the same time, projections by both Government and the Institute for Fiscal Studies expect the number of children growing up in poverty to significantly worsen amidst UK benefit and welfare cuts.

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  • New child poverty map reveals need for local and national action

    8 November 2016
    news

    The End Child Poverty coalition has  published a new child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK. The new figures reveal that poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with as many as 34% of children living in poverty in some local authority areas - compared to one in ten in others (see Table 1 below). Across the UK more than three and a half million children are living in poverty, with 220 000 of them in Scotland.

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  • Scotland map of child poverty

    4 March 2013
    news

    Glasgow City Council have mapped the recent figures published by the Campaign to End Child Poverty on the number of children living in poverty across Scotland.

    The map shows the level of child poverty by ward in Scotland. If you click on an area you can see the estimated percentage and number of children in poverty by ward in 2012.

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