Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
The Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland was launched in March
2011. It sets out plans to reduce levels of child poverty, and to
ensure that as few children as possible experience any kind of
The strategy has two clear aims:
To reduce the levels of child poverty by
reducing income poverty and material deprivation; maximising
household incomes and reducing the pressure on household budgets
among low income families - using measures such as maximising the
potential for parents to access and sustain good quality
employment, and promoting greater financial inclusion and
Improve children's wellbeing and life chances -
with the ultimate aim being to break inter-generational cycles of
poverty, inequality and deprivation. The Scottish Government will
place particular focus on tackling the underlying social and
economic determinants of poverty, and improve the circumstances in
which children grow up - recognising the particular importance of
improving children's outcomes in the early years.
On this page you can access
"Our vision is for a Scotland where no children are disadvantaged by poverty"