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  • 2018 Eurochild Report on the European Semester

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    Eurochild launched its assessment of the first European Semester since the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (November 2017). With the ‘social dimension’ being more visible in this cycle, the European Commission flags child poverty in more than 75% of the Country Reports of EU Member States. Only one country (Spain) received a recommendation to address family income, which only addresses one of the many reasons for child poverty.

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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission report calls for the right to food to be enshrined in Scots Law

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Social security and childcare, Incorporation, Right to life, survival and development, International Covenant on Economic, Social an

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission is calling on the government to take action to incorporate the right to food into Scotland's laws as part of its work to make Scotland a good food nation

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  • Scottish Government set to miss its child poverty targets

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services

    The Scottish Government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation.

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  • Poverty and Inequality Commission present recommendations to support families affected by poverty in school holidays

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    In their recommendations to Scottish Government, the Poverty and Inequality Commission highlight the pressures faced by children and families living in poverty across Scotland during school holidays.  As emphasised recently the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights following his 10-day visit to the UK, poverty is fundamentally a human rights violation and children are amongst those disproportionately impacted. As outlined in the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s new briefing, families face a range of pressures during the school holidays. These include food insecurity and childcare, but also relate to wider finances, play and activities, parenting, and social isolation. Such pressures have the strong potential to significantly compromise children’s rights to an adequate standard of living, care and play, to name a few, as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Together meets with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to highlight the importance of incorporating the UNCRC to tackle child poverty

    Date: 21st November 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    “Great misery has been inflicted […] on millions of children who are being locked into a cycle of poverty from which most will have great difficulty escaping.”

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  • Combating child poverty across Europe: an issue of fundamental rights

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    Child poverty is an issue of fundamental rights and legally binding obligations for EU Member States and EU institutions, concludes the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in its latest report. As Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Agency for Fundamental Rights, has stated in response to the launch of the report:

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  • Children's Future Food Inquiry

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    The Children’s Future Food Inquiry is gathering evidence, experience and/or case studies about children’s experiences of food and how it affects their lives in order to inform and shape its recommendations. The Inquiry will focus on children under 18 years old in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and is spearheaded by a cross-party parliamentary group.

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  • Children at high risk as EU moves further away from achieving poverty reduction target

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    A new report published by Eurostat on poverty reduction targets reveals that more than one in four children in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

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  • Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Policies & procedures

    The Local Government and Communities Committee seeks views on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.  

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  • Denying widow’s allowance to unmarried mother ruled discriminatory

    Date: 10th September 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Best interests of the child, Non-discrimination

    An unmarried mother has won a landmark case in the UK Supreme Court. The judges ruled that denying her access to a widowed parent’s allowance was discriminatory and breached her and her children’s human rights. The denial of the benefit was found to have a detrimental impact on the children of unmarried parents.

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  • Cost of a Child report shows effect of benefit cuts on families

    Date: 28th August 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    Research from the Child Poverty Action Group's (CPAG) 2018 Cost of a Child report shows that parents working on the 'national living wage' are still unable to afford a basic 'no-frills' lifestyle.

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  • Children’s Future Food Inquiry launched

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty

    A new inquiry which aims to understand children's experiences of food and how it affects their lives has been launched under the leadership of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty.

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  • Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan published by Scottish Government

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government's first statutory child poverty delivery plan under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act.

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  • Nicola Sturgeon delivers speech on child poverty in China

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    During her visit to China this month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke to policy makers and academics about children's rights, child poverty and the recent Cabinet Meeting that was held with representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children's Parliament.

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  • New briefing paper on the ‘poverty of aspiration’ myth

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Child poverty

    The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships has published a paper which uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland survey to dispel the myth of the 'poverty of aspiration.'

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  • Scotland has new child poverty reduction targets

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    Scotland is to become the only part of the UK with statutory targets to tackle child poverty after the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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  • Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously by MSPs

    Date: 17th November 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    Campaigners have welcomed a unanimous vote by Scottish Parliament to introduce statutory targets to reduce child poverty.

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  • Bill to end period poverty

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    Views are being sought on a proposal for a Bill to ensure free access to sanitary products, including in schools, colleges and universities.

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  • Thousands of families supported during school break to tackle ‘holiday hunger’

    Date: 21st August 2017
    Category: Right to life, survival and development, Child poverty

    Almost 4,000 children, parents and guardians attended community clubs as part of Children in Scotland's Food, Families, Futures (FFF) scheme this summer which aims to tackle 'holiday hunger'.

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  • The Cost of a Child in 2017

    Date: 21st August 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    CPAG's Cost of a Child in 2017 report calculates the cost of raising a child in the UK based on the minimum income standard (MIS).

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