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Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland - Our Approach - 2014 - 2017, 10/03/14 [S]

Plans to tackle child poverty in Scotland have been published, as new analysis shows that 80,000 children from working families are living ‘below the bread line’.

The 2014 revision of the Child Poverty Strategy continues to focus on the same key areas as the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland, describing outcomes around maximising household resources, improving children's wellbeing and life chances and well designed, sustainable places.

The strategy aims to tackle the causes of poverty by addressing them early, through actions including:

  • Maximising household resources through advice on welfare and benefit changes, help to find employment and managing debt.
  • Improving every child’s life chances through actions on educational attainment, health and early years development.
  • Making sure children’s environment is suitable through actions on housing, regeneration and community empowerment.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland - Our Approach - 2014 - 2017

Scottish Government news release

Funding for child poverty