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Response to Social Renewal Advisory Board's call for ideas

Post date: 
25 November 2020
Written by: 

Kirsty McKechnie

Welfare rights adviser, Early Warning System

The Social Renewal Advisory Board called for ideas about what needs to change to build a fairer Scotland post Covid 19. 

Our submission highlights that children who already faced a higher risk of poverty have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and will be particularly vulnerable during economic recession. Rising child poverty places high costs on society as a whole. It should therefore be of the utmost priority that families with children are able to easily access adequate financial support. The Early Warning System has identified a number of gaps in social security support for children and young people. This submission outlines how those gaps in support might be addressed at the same time as tackling rising child poverty.