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  • The economic impact of poverty on UK families

    Date: 21st August 2017
    Category: Social security and childcare, Child poverty

    A Buttle UK report -- the Real Face of Child Poverty in the UK in 2017 -- looks at the economic impact of poverty on UK families, and highlights the turning points for children in crisis.

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  • Teaching union demand action on after ‘Face up to Child Poverty’ survey

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    A survey showing a rise in the number of children arriving at school hungry and lacking basic provisions has prompted demands for urgent and decisive action from Scotland's governments by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

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  • Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socioeconomic duty. This consultation paper asks for input on this, ahead of guidance that will be developed later in the year.

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  • Recommendations to Scottish Government on poverty

    Date: 12th July 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    A report on the life chances of young people in Scotland has been published which includes recommendations on employment, housing and mental health.

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  • Progress on Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill welcomed

    Date: 31st May 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    The End Child Poverty Coalition has welcomed the publication of the Stage One report on the Scottish Government's Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Protection from child poverty recognised by European Pillar of Social Rights

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights which recognises "children's right to protection from poverty", among others.

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  • Persistent poverty in Scotland

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    New experimental statistics have been published today showing the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2015.

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  • Rising inflation puts further pressure on low-income families

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    End Child Poverty research demonstrates that prices are estimated to rise by 35% between 2010 and 2020, but Child Benefit will have increased by just 2% over the same period - around a seventeenth of what would be needed to keep up with increases in the cost of living.

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  • New Link Between Poverty and Children in Care

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Looked after children, Child poverty

    A study by seven British universities has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK, with children in the poorest areas 10 times more likely than those in the least deprived to become involved in the child protection system.

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  • Impact of child poverty targets to be explored by Social Security Committee

    Date: 6th March 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    It was announced on 25 February 2017 that proposed targets for addressing child poverty in Scotland are to be scrutinised by the Committee as it begins its examination of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Child Poverty Bill Published

    Date: 20th February 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    For the first time since devolution, the Scottish Government will be responsible for meeting ambitious targets to reduce and ultimately end child poverty in Scotland. Under the new Bill, local authorities and health boards have a legal duty to report on action taken to reduce poverty.

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  • Staggering poverty-based gulf in Scottish education

    Date: 20th February 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    Children born into poor families are more than two years behind peers with wealthy parents in maths, science and reading by the age of 15, according to new analysis.

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  • More than 800 children living in temporary homes

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    More than 800 children were living in temporary accommodation Scotland during one three-month period last year, a 17% increase on the previous year.

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  • Families face endless poverty as cost of living outstrips earnings

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    Rises in the cost of living will outstrip meagre increases in child benefit by 17 times by 2020, a new report by the End Child Poverty coalition has warned.

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  • Action on child poverty - annual report and consultation responses published

    Date: 10th January 2017
    Category: Child poverty

    There is overwhelming support for the government's ambition to tackle the deep-rooted causes of child poverty says Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, but the Scottish Greens argue that the latest government report shows the need for a budget to tackle the 'scandal' of child poverty.

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  • Third sector responds to poverty implications of autumn statement

    Date: 29th November 2016
    Category: Social security and childcare, Child poverty

    Some measures in the autumn statement have been criticised by the sector because they do not go far enough to reverse the cuts already inflicted.

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  • More than 200,000 children are growing up in poverty in Scotland

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    A survey assessment for the End Child Poverty coalition has suggested that 3.5 million children are living in low income households in the UK - with 220,000 of them in Scotland.

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  • LGBT Youth Scotland Want to Hear Stories of Homelessness

    Date: 1st November 2016
    Category: Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Child poverty

    LGBT Youth Scotland's Housing and Homelessness Youth Commissioners want to hear from LGBT young people who have experience of homelessness. They are gathering young people's stories to help evidence the need for a National Strategy that recognises the role discrimination plays in increasing the risk of homelessness.

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  • Fairer Scotland

    Date: 17th October 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    The Scottish Government launched its Fairer Scotland Action Plan this week, setting out the 50 steps it plans to take to make Scotland a fairer place by 2030.

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  • The Netherlands demonstrates good practice in addressing child poverty

    Date: 20th September 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    The Netherlands EU Presidency has achieved a high grade in the Eurochild scorecard which measures EU presidencies on four key criteria: addressing child poverty, for which it received top marks; mainstreaming children's rights in broader policies, progressing the EU children's rights agenda and listening to children, for which it received above average grades.In Europe, one in four children are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The adoption of the Council Conclusions on 'Combating poverty and social exclusion: an integrated approach' is an important marker of how European countries can share practices and policies while ensuring integrated approaches are streamlined throughout the EU.

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