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Child poverty strategies

Our submission on new life chances indicators

18 April 2016
Read our submission to the government on their new life chances indicators, which replace the current statutory child poverty measures.

Life chances indicators - CPAG submission

18 April 2016
The government intends to replace the current statutory child poverty measures with new measures of ‘life chances’. Four statutory measures have been put forward: children in workless households, children in long-term workless households, and educational attainment at Key Stage 4 (GCSE) for all children and for disadvantaged children.

The big warning in Unicef’s report on child wellbeing

18 April 2016
Unicef’s analysis of child wellbeing across the developed world, released today, is emphatic that increasing family incomes is a critical tool to boost children’s educational success, health and happiness. In saying this, it is issuing a pretty clear warning to the United Kingdom government that poverty-producing policies will deprive children of happy, healthy and secure childhoods.

Programme for Scottish Government 2016-2021

08 April 2016
The next Scottish Government will be confronted with an imminent rise in child poverty, with a projected 50% increase by 2020 largely driven by UK tax and benefit policies. With this in mind our programme for government sets out a range of measures aimed at prioritising the eradication of child poverty in Scotland and minimising its damaging effects on children, families, services and the country’s economy. Read CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Scottish Government 2016 - 2021 here.

Political parties respond to new ‘state of the nation’ poverty report

22 March 2016

Campaign update

24 February 2016
Government votes down Lords' amendment to keep proper reporting on child poverty.

Early Warning System findings on the impacts of benefit sanctions: Implications for policy and practice in Scotland

22 December 2015

October enewsletter

15 October 2015

“More can and must be done” campaigners respond to Scottish government annual report on child poverty

12 October 2015
Read John Dickie, Director or CPAG in Scotland's response to today’s publication of the Scottish Government’s Annual Report on Child Poverty.

“More can and must be done,” campaigners respond to Scottish government annual report on child poverty

12 October 2015