Annual Report for the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland 2013
20 September 2013
The Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland Annual Report 2013 was
published on 6 September.
The report reflects what the Scottish Government is doing to
tackle child poverty and also highlights work being undertaken by
local government, third sector and business.
The report is presented under three headings:
- Pockets - this section addresses cost, maximising income and
- Prospects - this considers employment as a route out of
poverty, relationship between skills, employment and childcare as
well as the link between poverty and health; and
- Places - this section explores the relationship between poverty
and housing, particularly affordable housing.
The statistical data is incorporated from the poverty statistics
published in June 2013 and includes commentary on the impacts of
In the Spring 2014 the Scottish Government will publish a
revised child poverty strategy, building on the commitment to do
all we can to maximise household incomes and improve children's
wellbeing and life chances.
You can view the report on the Scottish Government website.