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  • ‘Paying More to be Poor’ Scotland report

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    Families on lower incomes pay more than average costs for basic goods and services, according to new research published by Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  • Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

    Date: 10th August 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's proposals for a Child Poverty Bill. The Bill will provide a framework for action and ways to hold the Government to account for their efforts in tackling poverty.

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  • Tackling inequality through school summer holidays

    Date: 9th August 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    Children in Scotland set up the Food, Families, Futures (FFF) programme at two Glasgow primary schools over the month of July. The scheme aims to tackle holiday hunger and reduce the educational attainment gap.

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  • New Bill aims to tackle child poverty in Scotland

    Date: 26th July 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    Together has welcomed Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that Scottish Government are bringing forward the new Child Poverty Bill which aims to set out a new approach to tackling deep-rooted causes of poverty and inequality.

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  • New research on growing up in poverty

    Date: 7th April 2016
    Category: General principles, Child poverty

    New research by the National Children's Bureau and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows the damaging impact growing up in deprived households can have on children's friendships and family life.

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  • Cost of the School Holidays report

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Cost of the School Holidays study was designed to inform a Glasgow Life feasibility study exploring ways in which holiday provision could better meet the needs of families living in poverty and ensure uptake by children and young people from low income households.

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  • All Kids Count: new campaign

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Child poverty

    The UK government plans to give up on its own targets to end child poverty. The Welfare Reform and Work Bill will scrap the child poverty targets and introduce new measures of 'life chances' instead, including worklessness and educational attainment. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have launched a new campaign with Rebecca, a mum of two who describes how, despite her and her husband both working full-time, they still struggle. She's started a petition asking the House of Lords to hold the government to account on child poverty. Nearly 50,000 people have signed the petition, you can also do so below.

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  • The Written Declaration on Investing in Children has been a success

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: General principles, Child poverty

    The written declaration on investing in children is a 300 word text with four specific demands that required 376 signatures by MEPs from 7 September - 7 December 2015 to be published in the minutes of the European Parliament and forwarded to relevant EU institutions.

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  • Child poverty: European Parliament adopts long overdue resolution

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    Together welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution Reducing inequalities with a special focus on child poverty. The resolution, adopted by large majority, is the formal endorsement of the 2013 European Commission Recommendation 'Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage'. This is the first European Parliament resolution specifically on child poverty since 2008.

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  • It's Not A Choice: A report into young people's perceptions of poverty

    Date: 10th November 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    Research with nearly 1,000 young people finds that they strongly believe governments have a responsibility to protect their rights.

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  • Annual Report on the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    The Child Poverty Act 2010 requires Scottish Ministers to publish a Scottish Child Poverty Strategy, review and revise it every three years, and report annually to the Scottish Parliament on measures it has taken to progress the Strategy. This document is the second annual report that relates to the revised Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland (2014), and the fifth annual report in relation to the first Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland, published in 2011.

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  • Eurochild joins Global Coalition Against Child Poverty

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    Eurochild has joined the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty which has launched with an event in New York on ending child poverty through the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • UK benefits cap is lawful but breaches UN children’s rights obligations

    Date: 18th March 2015
    Category: Best interests of the child, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty

    The UK Supreme Court rules that the UK Government's £500-a-week cap on benefits is lawful but incompatible with UK obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Pay now, or pay later: Annual day on the rights of the child

    Date: 10th March 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    "Are we going to pay now upfront, or are we going to pay much more later?" said Jane Connors, development expert at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the opening speech of the Human Rights Council's annual day on the rights of the child.

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  • POVERTY: See it Change it survey launched

    Date: 23rd January 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a survey to better understand the views of young people in relation to poverty in Scotland.

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  • Will further devolution help to reduce poverty in Scotland?

    Date: 13th January 2015
    Category: Child poverty

    Jim McCormick, Scotland's adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has examined the Smith Commission report and has highlighted that by omitting supporting with childcare costs, it falls short on poverty reduction.

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  • Working at the edge: childcare briefing

    Date: 31st December 2014
    Category: Child poverty

    The 'Working at the Edge' series examines the problems that households face due to in-work poverty and this briefing focuses on childcare, highlighting recent legislative developments and the issues which need to be tackled.

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  • Map of child poverty in Scotland published

    Date: 5th October 2014
    Category: Child poverty

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has published a child poverty map of Scotland (and the rest of the UK) which shows unacceptable levels of child poverty across Scotland and how widely and deeply child poverty reaches into our communities.

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