Act now on Holyrood education and poverty report, campaigners urge

July 12, 2018

Responding today (12/7/18) to the publication of a hard hitting report from MSPs on reducing the attainment gap, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

 
“This report makes quite clear that children growing up in families struggling on low incomes face real cost barriers that too often prevent them from getting the most out of what Scotland’s schools have to offer. The cost of school trips, classroom materials, school clothing and school meals all put pressure on hard pressed families and exclude children from learning opportunities.
 
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Job Opportunity - Project Officer: Cost of the School Day (Dundee)

24 May 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies to take action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.

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7 June 2012

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Hearing from people with lived experience of poverty

Yesterday the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights shared his final report on poverty in the UK with the UK Government. While it paints a very bleak picture of poverty in the UK – something it says is ‘obvious to anyone who opens their eyes’ – the silver lining is that ‘many of the problems could readily be solved if the Government were to listen to people experiencing poverty, the voluntary sector and local authorities.’ 

CPAG RESPONSE TO UN RAPPORTEUR’S REPORT

May 22, 2019

 Responding to today’s report from the UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said:

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New report highlights "massive gap" between Scotland’s ambition and investment on child poverty, say campaigners

21 May 2019

Child poverty campaigners responded today (21 May 2019) to the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s formal response to the Scottish Budget. Read CPAG in Scotland's press release here.

 

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New report highlights "massive gap" between Scotland’s ambition and investment on child poverty, say campaigners

May 21, 2019

Media Release

21 May 2019

For immediate release

Child poverty campaigners responded today (21 May 2019) to the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s formal response to the Scottish Budget.

The Commission concluded that if the Scottish Government is to have any chance of meeting statutory child poverty targets it must invest “considerably more than current levels.” It highlights that “investment in social security, work and earnings and reducing housing costs” will have the most impact.

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Disability Assistance consultation - Changes of circumstances briefing

In response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance, CPAG have produced a briefing on changes of circumstance. This should be read alongside questions 21 to 28 of the consultation.