Child poverty campaigners welcome MSP’s recommendations on Scottish Child Poverty Bill targets

May 22, 2017

Stronger local duties and concrete actions to boost family incomes still needed

Campaigners today welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee's Stage One report on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. As introduced the Bill sets out four-income based targets for the eradication of child poverty in Scotland by 2030. It also requires the Scottish Government to publish delivery plans setting out how the targets will be achieved.

 

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End Child Poverty in Scotland members welcome increased scrutiny proposals to Strengthen Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

May 22, 2017

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It’s nearly a year since the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health first joined forces with Child Poverty Action Group to explore the links between poverty and children’s health. We know that four million children in the UK live in poverty, and we know that there is a demonstrable link between social disadvantage and poor health outcomes, but we wanted to look beyond the data and discover what our members – paediatricians – were seeing on the frontline.