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Child poverty

Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland – Our Approach 2014–2017

- was published on 10 March 2014.

  • Pockets:- Maximising household resources – our aim is to reduce income poverty and material deprivation by maximising financial entitlements and reducing pressure on household budgets among low income familiesl. By also maximising the potential for parents to increase family incomes through good quality, sustained employment, and promoting greater financial inclusion and capability.
  • Prospects:- Improving children’s wellbeing and life chances – our aim is to break inter-generational cycles of poverty, inequality and deprivation. This requires a focus on tackling the underlying social and economic determining factors of poverty and improving the circumstances in which children grow up – recognising the particular importance of improving children’s outcomes in the early years.
  • Places:- Children from low income households live in well-designed, sustainable places – our aim is to address area-based factors which currently exacerbate the effects of individual poverty for many families by continuing to improve the physical, social and economic environments in local areas. Particularly in those areas of multiple deprivation in which child poverty is more prevalent.




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