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Child Poverty Oral Question, 25/09/14 [S]

During Question Time on 25 September 2014 Christina McKelvie (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what its position is on the report “Challenges from the frontline”, which suggests that Barnardo’s Scotland is increasingly reporting extreme levels of destitution among the families of the vulnerable children that it works with.

The Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, replied that the wellbeing and safety of Scotland’s children and young people are a key priority for the Scottish Government. All children and young people have the right to be cared for and protected from harm, and to grow up in a safe environment in which their rights and needs are respected. I heard the concerns that are expressed in the report from Barnardo’s and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at the ministerial advisory group on child poverty.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 September 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 September 2014