All local authorities in Scotland are now required to have a lead officer for child poverty to help develop and deliver on the work set out in the Local Child Poverty Action Reports. Many areas already had child poverty leads, along with their NHS colleagues in NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships who took responsibility for child poverty planning. CPAG has provided them with support for a number of years with information and advice, as well as through regular national meetings.
Notes from Seminar for Child Poverty Leads on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.
Note Child Poverty Bill Seminar March 2017.pdf from the Seminar for Local Authority Child Poverty Leads on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. The outcomes from the Seminar were fed into CPAG Scotland's response to the Child Poverty Bill at Stage One and influenced support for amendments lodged at Stage Two.