Financial inclusion forms part of the work to tackle poverty in
Scotland. It is defined as:
Individuals having access to appropriate financial products
and services, including having the skills, knowledge and
understanding to use them.
The Scottish Government has developed three interlinked policies,
all of which taken together form a coherent approach to addressing
disadvantage in Scotland: Achieving
Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality
sets out further priorities for action and
investment to deliver improvement in:
Equally Well - Scotland's framework on health inequalities
requires strong joint working between NHS, local government, the
Third Sector and other with community planning partnerships.
Specific Government action is emphasized across portfolios and
Early Years Framework
concentrates on giving all our children
the best start in life. It lays out the steps the Scottish
Government, local partners and practitioners in early years
services need to take to start us on that journey.